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Kurdish refugee and writer Behrouz Boochani arrives in New Zealand after six years in Papua New Guinea

Behrouz Boochani travelled to New Zealand on a visitor's visa to attend a literary conference but told reporters he has no plans to return to Papua New Guinea.

Kurdish journalist, award-winning author and refugee Behrouz Boochani has arrived in New Zealand after more than six years in detention on Manus Island.

  • Maani Truu
  • SBS News

The outspoken refugee received a visitor’s visa to travel to Christchurch to speak at a literary festival on 29 November.

“I just arrived in New Zealand. So exciting to get freedom after more than …

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