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Kooshyar Karimi

Kooshyar Karimi was born in abject poverty to a Jewish mother in Tehran, a decade before the Iranian Islamic Revolution. He went on to become a published author, award‐winning translator, doctor, husband and father but was later kidnapped by the Islamic Intelligence Service. Tortured, burnt and whipped over 62 days, Kooshyar found himself faced with an unimaginable decision: to spy for Ministry of Intelligence and National Security against his own people or be tortured slowly to death. Eventually, Kooshyar escaped from Iran and found refuge in Australia. Now an Australian citizen, he practises medicine full‐time in New South Wales and writes in his spare time.

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, June 8

9:15pm AEST