Crikey has been put in touch with an Iranian refugee who now has permanent residency in Australia. The man's mother, father and siblings are all based back in Iran, and one of his brothers lives and works in Tehran. We have not identified the man for fear of identifying his family back home. We'll refer to him as AB.

AB told Crikey that a few days ago one of his former neighbours and friends was shot dead at a protest. AB fears for his brother's life. His brother refuses to leave Tehran and continues to attend the protests.