New Zealand Grants Refugee Status to Kurdish-Iranian Writer

New Zealand: New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Kurdish-Iranian writer, Behrouz Boochani, who was held for about six years in an Australian-run offshore detention camp, authorities said Friday.
Boochani was detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island after he was picked up and handcuffed on a refugee boat on its way to Australia in 2013.

Source: VOA

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