21 Oct 2019

Iraqi man extradited to Australia may return to NZ as a refugee

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 21 October 2019

The Justice Minister Andrew Little says an Iraqi man extradited to Australia WILL be able to return to New Zealand as a refugee if he's found guilty of people smuggling. Maythem Radhi was arrested and charged by Australian Police after arriving in Brisbane on Friday from New Zealand. He's accused of organising a people-smuggling trip on a fishing boat in 2001 in which more than 300 people died. Philippa Tolley spoke to Andrew Little who he says his personal involvement was required by a Supreme Court ruling.