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World British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran prison

12:10  29 july  2020
12:10  29 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A jailed British - Australian academic has been moved to a notorious prison outside Tehran, Australian officials said Tuesday A foreign ministry spokesperson told AFP they had confirmed that Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been transferred to Qarchak Prison , southeast of the Iranian capital.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday.

FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, Iran's national flag waves as Milad telecommunications tower and buildings are seen in Tehran, Iran. A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, Iran's national flag waves as Milad telecommunications tower and buildings are seen in Tehran, Iran. A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison in September 2018. She had been arrested at Tehran airport while trying to leave the country after attending an academic conference.

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A British - Australian academic serving a 10-year- prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote desert prison , notorious for Cambridge-educated Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East scholar, had been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for nearly two years, before her sudden move

A jailed British - Australian academic has been moved to a notorious prison outside Tehran, Australian officials said Tuesday, issuing a blunt warning A foreign ministry spokesperson told AFP they had confirmed that Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been transferred to Qarchak Prison , southeast of the

Iran told Australia that Moore-Gilbert had been recently moved to Qarchak Prison east of Tehran, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.

Australian envoys were “urgently seeking further consular access to her at this new location,” the government statement said.

“We hold Iran responsible for Dr. Moore-Gilbert’s safety and well-being,” it said.

The Center for Human Rights in Iran, a U.S.-based organization, said Moore-Gilbert was being held with violent criminals in harsh conditions.

“Complete contempt for the law is being compounded by inexplicable cruelty towards Kylie Moore-Gilbert,” the center’s executive director, Hadi Ghaemi, said in a statement.

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A British - Australian academic detained in Iran has been moved to a desert prison notorious for its poor conditions, a group of activists has said. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Cambridge-educated academic who was most recently a lecturer in Islamic Studies at Melbourne University

British - Australian lecturer jailed in Iran moved to remote prison . A British - Australian academic who is serving a ten-year prison sentence in Iran on espionage charges is believed to have been moved to a notorious desert

Reza Khandan, husband of human rights lawyer and Evin Prison inmate Nasrin Sotoudeh, posted on social media this week that Moore-Gilbert had been transferred “as a form of punishment.”

Australia describes Moore-Gilbert’s case as one of its highest priorities.

The Australian ambassador recently visited her in the Tehran prison and she had telephone contact with family and the embassy, the government statement said.

Moore-Gilbert has gone on hunger strikes and pleaded for the Australian government to do more to free her during almost two years in custody.

She wrote to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison last year that she has been “subjected to grievous violations of my legal and human rights, including psychological torture and spending prolonged periods of time in solitary confinement.”


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