UN: Thousands fled Iran since June election


The United Nations says more than 4,200 Iranians world-wide have sought refugee status since Iran’s controversial June presidential vote and bloody street violence.

After sometimes spending weeks hiding in and hopping between safe houses, Iranians have turned up in countries as far away as Australia, Canada and Sweden. They typically seek refugee status.

“What good can a lawyer do in Iran if she is in jail?” says Nikahang Kousar, an Iranian political cartoonist in Toronto who formed an “underground railroad” of sorts to advise and assist other Iranians trying to leave Iran. Source: WSJ



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