Dr Jessie Moritz discussed Kylie’s disappearance on ABC News AM this morning. Listen here.
Dr Jessie Moritz was interviewed by SBS News tonight to discuss Kylie’s disappearance.
Dr Dara Conduit was interviewed by ABCNews 24 about Kylie’s concerning move from Qarchak prison. Watch a short clip from the interview here.
Rachel Mason-Nunn, Marika Sosnowski and Dara Conduit, Good Will Hunters podcast
Welcome to Episode 101 of Good Will Hunters. Today we’re talking about Kylie Moore-Gilbert. Kylie is an Australian academic currently imprisoned in Iran. In this episode I speak to two of Kylie’s friends and colleagues, Dara and Marika, about Kylie. We discuss her arrest, her transfer to Quarchuck prison after two years of solitary confinement, and the quiet diplomacy versus the more public diplomacy that their campaign to Free Kylie has grappled with. Listen here.
Maani Tru, SBS News
Intelligent, studious, humble, and unable to sit still. Friends have described Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert as a rising star of academia before she was unexpectedly thrown in an Iranian prison. Australian-British academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert doesn’t like sitting still. After returning to the University of Melbourne as a lecturer following the completion of her PhD in 2017, one of the first things on her to-do list was to get a standing desk for her new office. Read more.
Maani Truu, SBS
Friends and colleagues of Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert have held a vigil in Sydney to mark the two-year anniversary of her detention. The Islamic studies scholar was arrested at Tehran airport on 13 September, 2018, after speaking at a conference in Qom. She was later charged with espionage offences and in July was moved to the notorious Qarchak prison, known as one of the worst women’s prisons in the world and believed to be the site of extrajudicial killings. Read more.
On the second anniversary of Kylie’s detention on September 13 2020, Kylie’s supporters from around the world came together to run in solidarity with our dear friend and colleague. Kylie’s friends, neighbours and former teachers ran with her in Bathurst, while hundreds of photos were sent through to us from around the world throughout the day, including from across Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Qatar, Mexico and Peru! Read about the event here.
Dr Dara Conduit was interviewed by Sky News Australia on Kylie’s case at 6.45am this morning.
The Western Advocate
SUPPORTERS of jailed Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert will run together on Sunday to raise awareness of the former Bathurst woman’s plight. Ms Moore-Gilbert, a former student of All Saints’ College, was arrested in Iran in September 2018 while at an educational conference and later convicted of espionage. She is understood to be serving a 10-year sentence. The Australian Government rejects the charges against her. Read more.
Jo Abi, Nine Honey
Today Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s friends, colleagues and neighbours have gathered to mark two years since the Australian academic was imprisoned in Iran after being tried and convicted for allegedly spying. In September 2018 Dr Moore-Gilbert was arrested by the intelligence arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard at Tehran airport after attending a summer school program. She was tried, sentenced and convicted of espionage in a secret trial. Read more.
Friends and colleagues of an Australian academic jailed in Iran will meet up and run through her NSW home town in a show of support. Sunday is two years since University of Melbourne lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran Airport after attending a conference. She was later convicted of espionage but denies the charges. Read more.
Watch the video here.
Dr Jessie Moritz was interviewed by Channel 7’s Sunrise program to discuss the second anniversary of Kylie’s arrest.
Dr Jessie Moritz was interviewed by ABC News Breakfast on the second anniversary of Kylie’s incarceration and the Run For Kylie campaign. She told them: “We’re friends of Kylie and we’re only interested in her safety. She’s being used as a pawn. We want to remind the Australian and Iranian government that there is a really lovely person at the heart of this case.” More here.
Stephen Drill, Herald Sun
Determined Australian academic Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been staying fit in jail in Iran, as her family say they were “far from losing hope” despite the “unimaginable pain” they have endured. University of Melbourne Islamic studies expert Kylie Moore-Gilbert will mark two years in jail on Sunday. News Corp Australia can reveal that she has been exercising inside Qarchak prison, described as the world’s worst female jail. A source inside the violent prison said she has been jogging in the exercise yard in prison issued plastic bathroom slippers. Read more.
Dr Dara Conduit spoke to ABC News 24 about the #WeRunWithKylie campaign and the Bathurst run. Watch the full interview here.
This Sunday (September 13) marks two years since Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert was wrongfully detained in Iran. On that day, Kylie’s friends in her hometown of Bathurst will be running in support of their former schoolmate, neighbour and friend. The FreeKylieMG group invites Australians and supporters of Kylie around the world to virtually join Kylie and her friends on a run, and to share photos of themselves running or walking on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #WeRunWithKylie. Read the full statement here.
Dr Dara Conduit was interviewed on ABC News 24 ahead of the second anniversary of Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s incarceration. Watch here.
Tracey Shelton, ABC
Family and colleagues of Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert have renewed pleas for her release from an Iranian prison as they mark the “very bleak anniversary” of her incarceration two years ago. Dr Moore-Gilbert, who worked as a lecturer in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Melbourne, was arrested in September 2018 at Tehran airport as she was leaving Iran after attending an academic conference. She was subsequently tried and sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage, charges rejected by Australia as baseless. Read more.
Ben Doherty, The Guardian
Kylie Moore-Gilbert has enough money to buy food and water inside Iran’s notorious Qarchak prison, but is closely surveilled everywhere she goes, sources inside the jail say.Fellow prisoners report that the British Australian academic appears to have so far escaped infection in the wave of Covid-19 sweeping through the prison, but that her communications with the outside world are strictly proscribed, according to Roya Boroumand, executive director of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center (ABC) for Human Rights in Iran. Read more.