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Iranian Keeps Immigration Officials Waiting

The Iranian refugee who was expected to present himself to the Department of Immigration yesterday did not turn up. It is understood that authorities from the Nadi International Airport are
01 Feb 2017 10:20
Iranian Keeps Immigration Officials Waiting
Loghman Sawari

The Iranian refugee who was expected to present himself to the Department of Immigration yesterday did not turn up.

It is understood that authorities from the Nadi International Airport are now searching for him after he failed to surrender himself.

The refugee from Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, Loghman Sawari stopped responding to the media yesterday.

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA)chief executive, Visvanath Das, however said that he was not aware of the situation but referred all the queries to the Immigration Department which was handling the matter.

“We had done our part when he arrived and our primary line officers are in contact with the Director of Immigrations with this,” Mr Das said.

The 21-year-old remains with a family at a home in Nadi.

The authorities are said to be working tirelessly to get in touch with Mr Sawari.

Director of the Immigration Department Nemani Vuniwaqa could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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