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UK NewsTwo British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran'

09:50  11 september  2019
09:50  11 september  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Iran latest: Two British-Australian women arrested and detained in Tehran

Iran latest: Two British-Australian women arrested and detained in Tehran The arrests follow the high-profile detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Two British - Australian women are believed to be in prison in Tehran while the location of an Australian man is unknown.

Iran has reportedly detained two more dual British nationals amid growing tensions between London and Tehran. Tehran has pursued a campaign of detaining Iranian and dual nationals academics in recent years, raising fears the Islamic republic is using them as diplomatic leverage.

Two British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran' © PA Media: UK News

Australian diplomats have confirmed they are assisting the families of three people who have been arrested in Iran, two of whom are reportedly British-Australian dual nationals.

Media reports have said a British-Australian blogger and her Australian boyfriend were arrested 10 weeks ago, allegedly for camping in a military area around Jajrood, in Tehran province.

In a separate incident, another British-Australian woman, who works as an academic at an Australian university, was arrested several months ago and sentenced to 10 years in prison, reports said.

The two women are reportedly incarcerated in Tehran’s notorious Evin jail, where 41-year-old Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian mother of one, has been held on spying charges since 2016.

British-Australian woman held in Iran with her boyfriend is named

British-Australian woman held in Iran with her boyfriend is named The family of a British-Australian woman being detained in an Iranian jail have said they hope she will be able to return home soon. © Other Jolie King (British-Australian) and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin have been detained in Iran Jolie King was arrested 10 weeks ago along with her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin. They had allegedly been flying a drone without a licence. The couple resigned from their jobs in mid-2017, according to Australian media reports, and embarked on a two-year drive through 36 countries to reach the UK. They had been documenting their journey on social media.

Two British - Australian women have reportedly been arrested and detained in Iran amid growing tensions between London and Tehran. A blogger who was travelling with her Australian boyfriend and an academic who studied at Cambridge University were seized in separate incidents

Two British - Australian women are reportedly in same prison where British- Iranian national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held since 2016. Vessel was detained in what was seen as tit-for-tat move after British authorities seized Iranian tanker in July.

The Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) confirmed on Wednesday it was lending consular assistance to the families of the three people, whose names have not been made public.

″(DFAT) is providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran. Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further,” the department said in a statement provided to the PA news agency.

While the charges against the second woman, a Cambridge-educated academic, remain unclear, 10-year terms are often handed down in Iran for spying charges.

The blogger and her boyfriend had been documenting their travels on YouTube and Instagram, with their followers having become concerned in the past several weeks by the absence of any new posts.

Defence sec calls on Iran to release two British-Australian women

Defence sec calls on Iran to release two British-Australian women The defence secretary has demanded Iran releases two British-Australian women have been arrested and detained. © Other The women are reportedly being held in Evin jail in the north of Tehran Ben Wallace also insisted that officials there should "follow the rule of law", the Reuters news agency reported. One of the women is a blogger who had been travelling through Asia with her Australian boyfriend, and the second woman is a lecturer who had been working at an Australian university.

The Australian government has confirmed that three of its citizens have been detained in Iran Another of the detainees is also reportedly a British - Australian woman , a blogger who was taken The couple were reportedly rounded up and taken to an Iranian jail over two months ago, while the

Two British - Australian women are being held in an infamous Iranian jail as tensions between London and Tehran reach breaking point. The Times learned one of the women was a blogger travelling through Asia with her Australian boyfriend while the other, a Cambridge University academic who

The cases of the two women are believed to be the first imprisonments in Iran of British passport holders who do not also have Iranian nationality.

Their arrests come amid a downturn in relations between Britain and Iran, sparked by issues including the seizure by the Royal Marines in July of an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar.

Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has agreed to their Australian counterparts handling the case.

DFAT on Monday updated its travel advice for Iran. It remains at a level of ‘reconsider your need to travel’, with the highest level (‘Do not travel’) applying in some parts of the country.

“There is a risk that foreigners, including Australians, could be arbitrarily detained, or arrested,” the advice notice says.

“You may be at greater risk if you have a profile that can be seen adversely by Iranian authorities, or if you undertake certain activities which could attract the attention of Iranian authorities.”

British-Australian woman held in Iran named

British-Australian woman held in Iran named A British-Australian woman being held in an Iranian jail has been named as a Melbourne academic who published books on the 2011 Arab uprisings and authoritarian governments. © Other Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the third person revealed this week to be detained in Iran, has been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison for nearly a year after reportedly being given a 10-year sentence.

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Two British-Australian Women Among Three 'Detained In Iran' © PA Media: UK News

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