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US NewsUniversity of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained

11:25  14 september  2019
11:25  14 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran ' s hell - hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained . It is believed she has been held in solitary confinement the entire time and faces up to 10 years in jail .

Evin Prison is said to have never had a single escapee and is described as the most brutal prison Farzad Madadzadeh was locked up in Evin for nearly a year after he spoke out against the Iranian She wrote on Sky News: "I was being raped over and over again in solitary confinement in Evin at

University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © University of Melbourne Dr Moore-Gilbert's family have confirmed her identity through a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been named as the British-Australian academic held in Iran's notorious Evin prison.

The University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in Iran since October 2018 on unknown charges. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert (pictured) has been named as the British-Australian academic held in Iran 's notorious Evin prison

It is believed she has been held in solitary confinement the entire time and faces up to 10 years in jail.

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The globetrotting Perth couple are joined in the prison by a Melbourne academic being held on separate matters. The home affairs minister said The British-Australian university lecturer has been detained in the same prison for several months and has reportedly been sentenced to 10 years in

However, solitary confinement has been linked to several developments of mental disorders, one of A man developed Ganser syndrome after being held in solitary confinement for a long-term Juveniles are held in solitary confinement in jails and prisons across the United States, often for

British-Australian travel blogger Jolie King, and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin, both from Perth, have been held in the same jail without charge for about ten weeks.

University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jolie King and her boyfriend Mark Firkin  (pictured together) have been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison without charge for around ten weeks

Dr Moore-Gilbert's identity was made public on Saturday by a Persian TV station.

Editor in chief of Manoto TV, Pouria Zeraati, took to Twitter on Saturday morning Australian time to reveal Dr Moore-Gilbert's identity.

'She was arrested in summer 2018 & currently serving 10 years' jail sentence based on unknown charges, issued by Islamic Republic judiciary,' he wrote on Twitter. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former inmates of Evin (pictured) have described the frequent use of torture by sadistic guards while witnessing people being hanged in the jail's central courtyard

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Two Australian travel bloggers detained in Iran have been named as Perth couple Mark Firkin and Jolie King. The pair has been held as prisoners for about 10 weeks after being arrested for reportedly flying a drone without a permit. They have been travelling around the world since 2017 and

Tehran' s Evin Prison is known for holding high-profile foreign and dual-national prisoners, as well The 2 Instagram influencers detained in Iran were held in a prison where people are reportedly Morteza Nikoubazi/Reuters. Iran has released two Australian travel bloggers , Jolie King and Mark

'Similar to Jolie King and Mark Firkin's case, it is not clear what the Islamic Republic wants out of this arrest, as no-one from the Judiciary or Intelligence Services has made any comment on this.'

Dr Moore-Gilbert's family have confirmed her identity through a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia.

'We have been and continue to be in close contact with the Australian Government,' the family said in the statement. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The University of Melbourne lecturer is believed to have been imprisoned in Iran since October 2018, and held in solitary confinement the entire time

'Our family thanks the Government and the University of Melbourne for their ongoing support at this distressing and sensitive time.

'We believe that the best chance of securing Kylie's safe return is through diplomatic channels.

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Evin prison is located in the Evin neighborhood of Tehran, Iran . It is notable as the primary site for Another to have faced the harsh conditions at Evin prison is Marina Nemat, who was imprisoned there when She has been kept in solitary confinement and chained to hospital bed with dirty handcuffs

Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has written to Scott Morrison in fight for freedom. Faces a second Christmas in solitary confinement in notorious Iran prison . She recently lost her appeal against 10 year sentence on spying charges. Tehran said the prison will not 'give in to her political and smear

'We will not be making any further comment and would like to request that our privacy – and that of our wider family and friends – is respected at this time.'

University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Her identity was made public on Saturday as it was believed it may have harmed her chances at being released

The University of Melbourne also issued statement saying they are in close contact with the Australian Government and Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert's family.

'We believe that the best chance of securing Kylie’s safe return is through diplomatic channels,' it said.

'This is a sensitive matter and the University will not be providing further comment.' University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A Persian language blog revealed her name

Dr Moore-Gilbert grew up in Bathurst, in New South Wales, where she went to All Saints College before travelling to the UK as an undergraduate student of the Middle East at Cambridge.

While there in 2011, as a member of the Cambridge Union, she met guest speaker Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Friends have told of an intelligent and caring young woman with a strong sense of justice and who lived for her work as an expert in Middle East affairs.

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Dr Moore-Gilbert had been in Iran as a guest speaker at a university conference when she was arrested at She is believed to have been researching Iran ' s relationship with the Shia community of Bahrain 'The University of Melbourne has been and will continue to be in close contact with the

Inside Evin Prison , the Iranian jail where three Australians are being held . A former prisoner has Australian travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin have been detained in a notorious prison in Iran for They were taken to Evin prison in Iran ’ s capital Tehran, a jail notorious for its inhumane

Dr Moore-Gilbert was described as shy and measured with her words and friends do not understand how she came to be in her current predicament. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Dr Moore-Gilbert was described as shy and measured with her words and friends do not understand how she came to be in her current predicament

On the University of Melbourne's website, she is listed as an expert in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern History and Middle Eastern Studies.

Her most recent research was looking into 'Iran's relationship with Bahrain's Shi'a after the Arab Uprisings'. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited British-Australian travel bloggers Jolie King, and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin, both from Perth, have been held in the same jail without charge for about ten weeks

University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Bloggers, teachers and academics have been thrown inside its squalid cells after being accused of questionable crimes (pictured: Evin Prison)

The young academic is being held in the same facility as British-Australian travel blogger Jolie King, and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin.

Miss King, who was born in New South Wales, and her boyfriend travelled to Iran as part of a round-the-world trip with her boyfriend, which they chose to document online.

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The pair had been living together in Perth where he worked as a construction manager and she held a job as a building designer before deciding to escape the rat-race in 2017 for a life of adventure on the road.

They converted a Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier into a makeshift camper van and departed Perth with a final destination of London. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Evin prison is located in the Evin neighborhood of Tehran, Iran. It is notable as the primary site for the housing of Iran's political prisoners since 1972

Their travels took them across Australia, through Indonesia and Malaysia, into Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal, then to India, Pakistan and then Kyrgyzstan, where their last social media updates were posted in June this year.

It is thought the pair then drove into Iran and made their way towards Tehran where they were arrested in early July.

Having posted near-weekly updates for almost two years, their social media feeds suddenly fell silent as their 19,000 followers flooded their feeds with messages asking for news of their whereabouts.

University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The three Australians are being held in Evin prison, a notorious Iranian jail where high-profile political detainees are kept while they are interrogated (pictured a prison guard at Evin prison)

Earlier this week, reports emerged that two British-Australian women had been arrested in Iran, leading to the identification of one of them as Miss King.

Her family confirmed the detention, saying it was the result of a 'misunderstanding' and that she was unaware of rules around flying drones in Iran.

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The families of both Miss King and Mr Firkin then issued a joint statement, saying: 'Our families hope to see Mark and Jolie safely home as soon as possible.' University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Iranian women inmates sit at their cell in the infamous Evin jail, north of Tehran, on June 13, 2006

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she met last week with her Iranian counterpart, seeking to secure release of three citizens held by Tehran.

While the detentions were confirmed in recent days, Payne said late on Thursday the Australian government had been working on securing the release of the three for more than a week. University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Iranian prisoners work in a kitchen in the Evin prison in Tehran in 2006.  There are so many intellectuals banged up there that the prison has been nicknamed Evin University

Payne said she travelled to Bangladesh last week to meet Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the detention of the three people.

Payne declined to reveal specific details of the talks.

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University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained
University of Melbourne lecturer has been held in solitary confinement in Iran's hell-hole Evin prison for a YEAR - the same notorious jail where Perth travel blogger couple are detained

'The government has been making efforts to ensure they are treated fairly, humanely and in accordance with international norms,' Payne told the Australian senate.

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