Police officer who tackled Iran protester avoids charge

By Dominic Giannini
Updated February 22 2024 - 4:55pm, first published 4:50pm
Hamid Sotounzadeh was hurt after clashing with an officer outside the Iranian embassy in Canberra. (HANDOUT/IRAN ALTERNATIVE MEDIA)
Hamid Sotounzadeh was hurt after clashing with an officer outside the Iranian embassy in Canberra. (HANDOUT/IRAN ALTERNATIVE MEDIA)

A federal officer will not be charged after footage emerged of a protester being slammed into the ground by police, leading to his hospitalisation.

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