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Behrouz Boochani granted refugee status in New Zealand – Al Jazeera English

Refugee shone a light on plight of hundreds of asylum seekers held in an Australian-run offshore island detention camp.

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Behrouz Boochani, a¬†Kurdish-Iranian refugee who wrote an award-winning book on his mobile phone while held in one of Australia’s notorious Pacific detention camps, has been granted asylum in New Zealand.
The 37-year-old has been in New Zealand since November when he applied for refugee status after attending a literary festival to speak about his six years in limbo under Australia’s hardline immigration policies.
Immigration New Zealand said Boochani’s application had been successful, which me…

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