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 convicted of spying and sentenced to 10 years’ jail. A recent appeal failed. A letter dated Christmas Eve and published by supporters of Dr Gilbert-Moore and French-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah, also accused of spying and detained in Iran some months ago, says the women have begun refusing food and water. Read more.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Australian academic jailed in Iran, begins hunger strike in Tehran prison