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Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert Released from Prison in Iran

Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic imprisoned in Iran since 2018, has been released. 

The University of Melbourne scholar was freed on Wednesday 25th November in a prisoner exchange, according to images from Iranian TV station IRIB. 

In late 2018, she was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard as she went to leave Tehran after a conference. She was given a secret trial, and sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage. 

In a statement following her release, she said: "Thank you also to all of you who have supported me and campaigned for my freedom, it has meant the world to me to have you behind me throughout what has been a long and traumatic ordeal," she said.

"I have nothing but respect, love and admiration for the great nation of Iran and its warm-hearted, generous and brave people. It is with bittersweet feelings that I depart your country, despite the injustices which I have been subjected to. I came to Iran as a friend and with friendly intentions, and depart Iran with those sentiments not only still intact, but strengthened."

 


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