04/08/2020 admin

Australia’s ambassador to Iran visits jailed academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in new prison

Australia’s ambassador to Iran has visited in prison an Australian academic convicted of espionage, saying she is “well”. Key points: Kylie Moore-Gilbert was moved to Qarchak prison last week after two years in Evin prison Lyndall Sachs, Australia’s ambassador to Iran, says Dr Moore-Gilbert has access to food, medical facilities and books Dr Moore-Gilbert’s family says the academic’s best chance at release is through diplomatic avenues Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies who was sentenced to 10 years’ jail, has already served two years in Tehran’s Evin prison since being convicted of spying — a charge she has rejected. Concerns for her wellbeing escalated last week following news she had been moved to Qarchak prison, east of Tehran. Read more.