Allegations Against Green MP Golriz Ghahraman:

Golriz Ghahraman, a former Green MP, faces charges of stealing goods valued at nearly $10,000 from two high-end clothing stores in New Zealand.

She resigned from her position as the party’s justice spokesperson amid allegations of theft from boutique stores in Auckland and Wellington.

Charges and Allegations:

Ghahraman is accused of stealing clothing worth $695 from Wellington’s ‘Cre8iveworx’ store on October 22.

Additionally, she faces charges related to stealing clothing from Scotties Boutique in Auckland on two occasions, with goods totaling $2,060 on December 21 and $7,223 on December 23.

Legal Proceedings:

Ghahraman was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, but her hearing has been rescheduled for February 28.

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Resignation and Mental Health Statement:

The former MP announced her resignation on January 16, attributing her actions to work-related stress affecting her mental health.

Ghahraman acknowledged her actions as falling short of the expected standards for an elected representative and expressed regret for her behavior.

Acknowledgement of Responsibility:

She admitted to letting down many people and apologized for her actions, citing extreme stress response and previously unrecognized trauma as contributing factors.

Support from Green Party Leaders:

Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson expressed support for Ghahraman’s decision to resign, acknowledging her extreme distress and taking responsibility for her actions.

History and Accomplishments:

Ghahraman made history in 2017 as New Zealand’s first refugee elected to parliament after seeking asylum from Iran with her family.

She received a security escort due to death threats and held portfolios in justice, foreign affairs, defence, ethnic communities, and trade during her tenure with the Green Party.

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