Six Iranian refugees granted Australian visas after claiming they were too scared to go home – but were were later caught holidaying there

Six Iranian refugees granted Australian visas after claiming they were too scared to go home – but were were later caught holidaying there, by Brianne Tolj.

A group of Iranians who were granted protection visas in Australia after claiming they would be killed or persecuted if they returned have been caught holidaying in their homeland.

The Immigration Department recently discovered the six refugees had lied on their visa applications after they visited Iran voluntarily and returned to Australia, according to The Herald Sun.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton cancelled their visas, but the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturned his decision and ruled that the group could stay in the country.

Each of the Iranians paid smugglers to help them reach Australia and told authorities they would be in danger if deported home.