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US News Iran: Australian-British Kylie Moore-Gilbert swapped for three Iranians

22:50  25 november  2020
22:50  25 november  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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British - Australian academic has been imprisoned in Iran since 2018.

Kylie Moore - Gilbert is an Australian - British academic and expert on Islamic studies. Between September 2018 and November 2020, she was imprisoned in Iran under a charge of espionage

L'Iran a libéré Kylie Moore-Gilbert en échange de trois Iraniens détenus à l'étranger, a rapporté mercredi la télévision d'Etat. © © Iranian State Television via AP Iran released Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians detained abroad, the state television.

The Islamic Republic has released Australian-British researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert, detained in Iran since 2019 and convicted of spying for Israel's benefit, against the release of three Iranians, a businessman and two Iranian citizens, detained in abroad.

With our correspondent in Tehran, Siavosh Ghazi

The exchange of prisoners has become the rule in recent years. This time around, Kylie Moore-Gilbert was exchanged for three Iranians detained abroad. Iranian state media have not yet specified the identity of the three Iranians or in which countries they were being held.

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British - Australian woman Kylie Moore - Gilbert is despairing at her isolation inside Tehran’s Evin prison, believing she has been abandoned to her decade-long sentence, according to sources within the prison. Political prisoner Moore - Gilbert , who has spent more than 600 days inside the notorious Ward

A university lecturer with dual British and Australian nationality who was jailed in Iran for spying has been moved to a prison notorious for "gross human rights violations.".

Iranian television showed the image of the Australian-Briton but also of the three Iranians at the airport. The faces of the three Iranians were hidden with masks and they were wearing caps. One of them was in a wheelchair.

In recent years, Iran has exchanged prisoners with several countries, including Australia, France and the United States. Last March, Iran exchanged French researcher Roland Marchal with an Iranian detained in France who was due to be deported to the United States. A prisoner exchange also took place between Iran and Australia.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said two months ago that Tehran was ready to exchange binational Iranian-American prisoners with Iranians detained in the United States.

Franco-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah and Iranian-British Nazanine Zagheri are still detained in Iran and could be the subject of prisoner exchanges.

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