İrem UZUN-TDO-Australian government reported that two British-Australian women and an Australian man have been detained in Iran.
After the British newspaper The Times reported, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade gave a statement on the issue. “The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran. Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further,” a spokesman said.
A female British-Australian academic who has been teaching at a university in Australia was arrested several months ago, sentenced to 10 years in prison andbeing held in solitary confinement.A British-Australian blogger woman and her male Australian partner were detained while travelling across the country. It is believed they were camping in a military area in Tehran.
After the detention, Australian government updated its travel advice for Iran, warning: “There is a risk that foreigners, including Australians, could be arbitrarily detained or arrested in Iran. We can’t guarantee consular access if you are detained or arrested. We also can’t guarantee access to legal representation.”