Incoming Passenger Card of Terrorist Vicken Hovsepian

Pinar Yilmaz made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Pinar Yilmaz

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

In May 2014, convicted Terrorist Vicken Hovsepian has entered
Australia (most probably) via Sydney International Airport from Los
Angeles to give lectures to the Armenian Youth about a "united
Armenian agenda". He has departed on June 2014 to Los Angeles.

This terrorist was convicted 5 years in jail in 1980s for
masterminding a terrorist bomb plot, which FBI estimates would
result in the death of over 3000 people.
(https://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/rep...
As a result he was not only sentenced for one 5 years and two 6 years years of jail but also the US Immigration department filed for cancelling his US Citizenship, which was later overturned by a controversial court decision.

I am asking the department to disclose any relevant documents in relation to Terrorist Vicken Hovsepian's entry to Australia, including but not limited to the incoming passenger card filled by this terrorist Vicken Hovsepian when he entered in Australia clearly showing his answer to the question : "Do you have any criminal conviction/s?".

Yours faithfully,

Pinar Yilmaz

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Dear Pinar Yilmaz

 

Please find attached the acknowledgement of receipt for your recent FOI
Request. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Yilmaz

 

I refer to your FOI request for the following

 

“I am asking the department to disclose any relevant documents in relation
to Terrorist Vicken Hovsepian's entry to Australia, including but not
limited to the incoming passenger card filled by this terrorist Vicken
Hovsepian when he entered in Australia clearly showing his answer to the
question : "Do you have any criminal conviction/s?".

 

Section 47F(1) of the FOI Act provides that documents are exempt from
release where this would involve unreasonable disclosure of personal
information and be contrary to the public interest.  It is therefore
likely that the authorised FOI decision maker in this matter will exempt
the information you are seeking, as being Mr Hovesepain’s ‘personal
information’, under section 47F(1) of the FOI Act.

 

As you are seeking access to documents containing information about Vicken
Hovsepian it will assist this office to make a decision on your request if
you provide written consent from Mr Hovsepian.

 

If you cannot obtain consent and you still wish to access the documents,
you should advise why you believe the release of this information would
not be unreasonable and would be in the public interest.

 

Regards,

 

Simone Stanley

FOI Case Officer

Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Email: [1]foi @immi.gov.au

 

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Dear Mr Yilmaz

 

I am writing in regards to your FOI request seeking:  

 

“I am asking the department to disclose any relevant documents in relation
to Terrorist Vicken Hovsepian's entry to Australia, including but not
limited to the incoming passenger card filled by this terrorist Vicken
Hovsepian when he entered in Australia clearly showing his answer to the
question : "Do you have any criminal conviction/s?".

 

This email is to advise you of my decision that you are liable to pay a
charge in respect of the processing of your FOI request in accordance with
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Dear Pinar Yilmaz

 

Thank you for your FOI request received on 4 March 2015 for:

 

“I am asking the department to disclose any relevant documents in relation
to Terrorist Vicken Hovsepian's entry to Australia, including but not
limited to the incoming passenger card filled by this terrorist Vicken
Hovsepian when he entered in Australia clearly showing his answer to the
question : "Do you have any criminal conviction/s?".

 

I am writing to you about the charges notice that I sent to you on 16
April 2015. The notice period under the FOI Act expired at close of
business on Monday 18 May 2015. As you did not respond to me by the end of
the notice period, your request is now deemed to have been withdrawn by
the operation of the FOI Act (s.29(2)).

 

The attached letter provides more detail.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Simone Stanley

FOI Case Officer

Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [1]foi @immi.gov.au

 

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