An Australian academic being held in an Iranian prison has begun a hunger strike, along with another academic. Melbourne University lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been held in the notorious Evin prison in Tehran since October 2018. She was accused of spying and has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years. A recent appeal failed. In a letter dated Christmas Eve and published by supporters of Gilbert-Moore and French-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah, the women say they have begun refusing food and water. Read more.
Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert on hunger strike in Iranian jail