AustraliaGovt officials demand release of three Australians detained in Iran

00:45  12 september  2019
00:45  12 september  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Australia on Wednesday revealed that three of its citizens had been detained in Iran , the News of the Australian trio's detention in Iran comes at a sensitive geopolitical juncture, with tensions The two countries have clashed over Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker, which was released recently

Three citizens of Australia are being held in Iran , the Australian government said on Wednesday, confirming the detentions as frictions remain high between Tehran and The Australian government said it was providing consular assistance to the families of those detained , and it reminded travelers

British government officials are demanding the release of three Australians who have been detained in Iran, two of whom have dual British citizenship.

A British-Australian academic is believed to have been detained for several months, and in a separate case, a British-Australian blogger and her Australian partner were reportedly arrested while travelling across the country.

DFAT updated its travel advice to Iran, warning travellers could be “arbitrarily detained or arrested”.

In a statement, the department advised travellers may be at greater risk if they have a profile that could be seen adversely by Iranian authorities or if they undertake certain activities which could attract the attention of Iranian authorities.

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