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Advocates call for changes to protect women on temporary visas fleeing family violence – ABC News

When Elly left her violent husband, she risked having to return to Iran, where she fears being killed. Advocates say her story highlights a need for changes to…



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When Elly* leaves the suburban Melbourne home where she’s sought refuge, she dons a wide hat and big sunglasses as protection against retribution from her ex-husband.
Elly fears an acid attack.
“I completely know the nature of my ex-husband who is completely revengeful and violent,” Elly said.
“He wants always to be the winner.”
Newly married last year, Elly moved from Iran on a temporary visa to be with her husband, who was studying in Melbourne.
Three days after she arrived, he began relentlessly…

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