The Kurdish refugee – widely known as Moz Azimi – is adjusting to liberty after 2,737 days in detention, starting with ‘the most Aussie experience I could ever imagine’
On his second day of freedom in Australia, at the start of the Australia Day weekend, Mostafa Azimitabar went to a Jimmy Barnes concert, which he called “the most Aussie experience I could ever imagine”.
A member of Iran’s Kurdish minority who fled racist repression in his homeland to seek sanctuary in a safe country, Azimitabar spent 2,737 days detained by Australia.
This is the most beautiful moment of my life and one that I would like to share with you all. After 2,737 days locked up in detention – I am free.
Thank you to all of the amazing people who helped me to stay strong.#GameOver pic.twitter.com/Y5HjFrN9U0
48 hours after eight years in detention, I am here in the Yarra Valley, at a Jimmy Barnes concert. The most Aussie experience I could ever imagine. I am so deeply grateful to Jimmy and the Barnes family for the invitation.
I believe the power of the people can crumble the walls of oppression and my freedom is proof.Continue reading...
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