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Jolie King and Mark Firkin latest: Bloggers' drone arrest in Iran 'not political'

Australia‘s international affairs minister in the present day mentioned she doesn’t consider the detentions in Iran of two British-Australian ladies and an Australian man are politically motivated.

Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin have been held in Tehran’s infamous Evin jail for some 10 weeks, having reportedly been arrested for flying a drone with out a licence.

In an unrelated case, a second British-Australian girl, a Melbourne-based tutorial whose title has not been made public, has been in the identical jail for nearly a yr

Senator Marise Payne mentioned she has raised their circumstances “many times” with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.

“We have no reason to think that these arrests are connected to international concern over Iran’s nuclear programme, United Nations sanction enforcement or maritime security concerning the safety of civilian shipping,” she mentioned.

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