Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, writer and filmmaker, founder of the Kurdish language magazine Weya, and an Honorary Member of PEN International. He holds a Masters degree in political geography and geopolitics. He In 2013 he fled Iran and became a political prisoner of the Australian Government and was incarcerated in the Manus Regional Processing Centre (Papua New Guinea). He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling No Friend But the Mountains.