Australians detained in Iran were nabbed for flying drone in military area - reports

Posted On: Sep 12, 2019   |   Posted By: RT

Australians detained in Iran were nabbed for flying drone in military area - reports

An Australian couple in Iran were detained for breaking a law forbidding the flying of drones without a proper permit, according to new details that have emerged about the incident.
The couple, an Australian-British woman and her Australian boyfriend, were arrested some ten weeks ago in Iran, British and Australian media have reported. On Wednesday, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed that it has been providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran, and it is believed that the duo is among those three.
While Canberra refused to disclose the identities of its citizens, and has not revealed the cause of their arrest, the mainstream media feasted on the reports, portraying the couple as innocent tourists thrown into a “notorious Tehran prison” after they camped out at a military area around Jajrood.
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