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New Zealand hails Behrouz Boochani visa as a victory for ‘fairness and compassion’ – The Guardian

Exiled journalist is offered a role at University of Canterbury amid celebration of successful application for refugee status

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A protective cloak will be draped over Kurdish Iranian exile Behrouz Boochani, New Zealand supporters have said, after the dissident journalists claim for asylum was accepted following a seven-year ordeal.
Boochani was officially notified by New Zealands government exactly seven years to the day after his arrival in Australia in 2013 and on his 37 birthday.
The news was greeted with joy in many quarters, with Kiwis expressing their heartfelt welcome to Boochani, who spent six years incarcerate…

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