02/03/2020 admin

Statement by Dave Sharma MP in Parliament

Dave Sharma, Hansard
I rise to draw attention to the plight of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian national and an academic by profession who has been held in Iranian state custody since September 2018. Dr Moore-Gilbert, who grew up in Bathurst, New South Wales, is an expert on Middle Eastern politics. She was educated at the University of Cambridge and has taught at Melbourne University. According to media reports, Kylie travelled to Iran in 2018 to the holy city of Qom to participate in a conference about Shia Islam at one of Qom’s universities. Apparently she had travelled to the conference as an invited guest.
Read the full statement here.