Green Party welcome Behrouz Boochani award-winning author and Manus refugee to New Zealand
The Green Party warmly welcome Behrouz Boochani to New Zealand from Manus Island.
Mr Boochani is in New Zealand to speak at the ‘Word Christchurch’ event about his work chronicling the harrowing
experiences of Australia’s offshore detention regime.
“Behrouz has been an asylum seeker held in Australia’s unlawful detention camp on Manus for six years, he is also an
award-winning author, journalist, and associate professor at the University of New South Wales.” Green Party
spokesperson for Human Rights Golriz Ghahraman said.
“This is Behrouz’s first time off Manus since he first arrived there in 2013 and I hope he feels welcome and safe.
“New Zealand has long stood for fairness and inclusion for people fleeing war and persecution, and I hope whilst in New
Zealand he experiences some reprieve from his time as a Manus detainee.”