Australia: ‘Spy’ lies that opened the door to mad Lindt cafe killer Man Haron Monis

LINDT cafe terrorist Man Haron Monis was given refugee status after fooling the Australian government that he was an Iranian spy familiar with state-sponsored terrorist attacks, which would put his life in ­danger if he was sent home.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that the Islamic extremist also presented a signed letter on an Amnesty International letterhead, which lobbied the Department of Immigration on his behalf in 1997.

In a copy of the letter dated April 30 from that year, Amnesty’s refugee co-ordinator said the organisation assessed as “credible” outlandish claims made by Monis he was a dissident poet, a senior cleric and an Iranian intelligence officer.

In the aftermath of Martin Place, his claims about himself have been widely ridiculed on social media in his native Iran, where he is described as little more than a conman…