A British-Australian woman, Kylie Moore-Gilbert, was detained in September 2018 while attending a conference. In a series of letters, she described the hellishness of her confinement.
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Family’s first statement on Moore-Gilbert, who has been held in Tehran since September 2018, says she...Family’s first statement on Moore-Gilbert, who has been held in Tehran since September 2018, says she is in good health ‘considering her situation’The family of detained Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert have denied reports she has attempted suicide in an Iranian prison, or that she has been tortured by the country’s Revolutionary Guards.Moore-Gilbert’s family have not spoken publicly since the Cambridge-educated Melbourne University lecturer was summarily arrested at Tehran airport in September 2018. Continue reading...
British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert not reported among prisoners freed among coronavirus fears
Uncertainty over Moore-Gilbert’s fate as 85,000 prisoners temporarily let out over coronavirus fears• Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed...Uncertainty over Moore-Gilbert’s fate as 85,000 prisoners temporarily let out over coronavirus fears• Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed temporarily from Iranian prison British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has not been reported among the 85,000 prisoners temporarily released from Iranian jails out of fear coronavirus could sweep through the country’s overcrowded prisons.As the Iranian government struggling to contain an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases – currently the country has 16,000 confirmed cases and nearly 1,000 deaths – a doctor on state-run TV warned more than three million people could die across the country if isolation measures aren’t strictly adhered to. Continue reading...
Melbourne University academic rebuffed bid to recruit her in exchange for her release, letters revealIran tried...Melbourne University academic rebuffed bid to recruit her in exchange for her release, letters revealIran tried to recruit the British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert as a spy for Tehran in exchange for her release, but the overture was furiously rebuffed, letters smuggled out of Evin prison reveal.Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic specialising in Middle East politics, is currently being held in Ward 2A, an isolated Revolutionary Guard-run wing of Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, serving a 10-year sentence for espionage, a charge she, and the Australian government, rejects as entirely false. Continue reading...