Who is Jolie King? Australian travel blogger detained in Iran for flying a drone near Tehran

Who is Jolie King? Australian travel blogger detained in Iran for flying a drone near Tehran

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BRITISH vlogger Jolie King has been arrested in Iran and now faces 10 years in a hellhole jail.

But why was she detained and what happened? Here’s the latest.

Jolie is a British-Australian vlogger who has been detained in Iran

Who is Jolie King?

Jolie is a British-Australian vlogger and blogger.

Jolie and her boyfriend posted photos of their globe-trotting after leaving Australia in 2017.

They have been driving a Toyota Land Cruiser through countries across Asia, including India, Pakistan and China.

The couple wrote online: “Our biggest motivation behind the vlogs is to hopefully inspire anyone wanting to travel.

“And also try to break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad rap in the media.”

The couple posted a video on June 30 on their first day in Iran.

But pals raised concerns when they stopped hearing updates from Jolie and Mark a few weeks ago.

Jolie and Mark said they wanted ‘break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad rep’

Why is she detained?

Jolie King was seized with her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin, allegedly for flying the drone without a licence near the capital Tehran.

Jolie is locked up in the same wing as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old British-Iranian mum-of one, held at the jail since 2016 on spying charges.

The blogger now faces 10 years in a hellhole jail.

She was detained with her boyfriend Mark Firkin, allegedly for flying a drone without a licence
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What’s happening in Iran?

It comes amid escalating tensions between Britain and Iran, as Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, claimed a tanker seized in Gibraltar has now delivered its oil to Syria.

Mr Raab said that the Adrian Darya-1’s oil was transferred in breach of EU sanctions.

The 15,000-tonne ship was seized by a team of Royal Marines as it passed through the British territory’s waters on July 4 for trying to bust European sanctions and take oil to Syria.

Iran is preparing to release a British tanker that was seized in retaliation.

The Stena Impero was boarded in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Their globe-trotting took them across Asia, including the Hunza Valley in Pakistan[/caption]


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