GP jailed for ‘slavery-like’ offences after forcing refugee to work in lolly shop

The GP threatened to have his victim deported and killed, the court heard.
Australian Associated Press
Dr Seyyed Farshchi.

A GP will spend at least 18 months behind bars after forcing a refugee to work at his confectionary store for almost two years and threatening to have the victim deported and killed.

Dr Seyyed Farshchi, 50, was found guilty of two forced labour charges back in October 2023 after giving an Iranian refugee irregular payments of $10 an hour for long, exhausting shifts.