Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan: How Kuwaiti charged with Girrawheen crime was in community after visa breach

Rebecca Le May
The Nightly
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Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan
Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan Credit: facebook/supplied

A former immigration detainee had charges against him dropped after an embarrassing visa bungle before he allegedly attacked an elderly Girrawheen couple.

Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan, who was released from detention after a landmark High Court ruling, was hauled before Perth Magistrates Court on February 20 charged with two counts of failing to comply with a requirement of monitoring conditions.

The 43-year-old Kuwaiti had allegedly repeatedly breached his 10pm to 6am curfew by leaving his East Perth residence.

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But counsel for the Commonwealth did not oppose bail, merely warning that “further breaches may not have the same response”.

Border Force officers outside Joondalup Courthouse on Monday, when Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan faced court on his latest charges.
Border Force officers outside Joondalup Courthouse on Monday, when Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan faced court on his latest charges. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

The magistrate told Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan that he was “on very thin ice”, adding that she would not have granted bail had the Commonwealth not been so “generous”.

He was released after paying a $5000 personal bail undertaking and ordered to face court again on April 5.

However, he did not face court again as the charges were discontinued on March 22, a WA courts media spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

The Federal Government scrambled to bring in emergency laws to keep an eye on 152 people, including Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan, who were released from immigration detention after being kept indefinitely was ruled unlawful in November.

It is understood the visas were deemed invalid due to a “technical issue”.

Ninette Simons has been left deeply traumatised by the horrific assault in her own home.
Ninette Simons has been left deeply traumatised by the horrific assault in her own home. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

After the two charges were dropped, Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan was caught trespassing and driving with an expired licence.

He was fined $300 and $100 respectively in Perth Magistrates Court on April 10. He also had to pay costs of $141.50.

Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan was then arrested on Sunday over a horrific attack on Ninette Simons, 73, and Philip Simons, 76, at their Allinson Drive home on April 16 when it is alleged he was among three people who turned up pretending to be police officers.

It is further alleged that the offenders stole more than $200,000 worth of jewellery and other items before fleeing on foot.

Police have charged three other people as part of their investigation into the crimes but are still searching for one other main offender involved in the home invasion. The identity of the second main offender has not yet been published while their efforts continue.

Mr Jamshidi Doukoshkan has been charged with: detaining another with intent to gain a benefit; aggravated robbery; impersonating and attending as a public officer; unlawful assault causing bodily harm with circumstances of aggravation; and aggravated home burglary.

He did not apply for bail, was remanded into custody and is next due to face court Joondalup Courthouse on June 10.

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