‘Miscarriage of justice’: Australian leads call for Olympics to kick out Iran

Navid Afkari, Iranian wrestler had been executed for participating in anti-government protests in Shiraz and Kazerun, Iran. (Twitter) By Chris Barrett September 19, 2020 The Australian lawyer leading the charge for Iran to be exiled from international competition over the execution of a champion wrestler has rejected the contention it was unrelated to [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|Australia|

If Australia wants hostage released from Iran, it should learn from America’s errors

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a University of Melbourne scholar, is serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran. She has denied the allegations against her. (AP) By Michael Rubin August 12, 2020 Almost two years ago, the Iranian government arrested Australian scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport as she was leaving Iran after attending [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Australia, North America, USA|

Two female inmates dead at Iran’s Qarchak prison where Kylie Moore-Gilbert is jailed

The two deaths and one attempt occurred in the past ten days, according to the report. (Supplied) July 30, 2020 Two female prisoners who were held at Iran’s Qarchak prison, known as the most dangerous and worst prison in the country, have died by suicide over the last ten days with another one [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Australia, Europe, Woman|

Canberra accused of failing British-Australian scholar jailed in Iran

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) July 30, 2020 Friends of a British-Australian academic jailed in Iran on spying charges launched a public campaign to win her freedom Thursday, saying that Australia's strategy of quiet diplomacy had failed. Nearly two years after Kylie Moore-Gilbert was detained while trying to leave [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Australia, Europe|

British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran prison

Shahr Ray Prison called Qarchak Prison east of Tehran, Iran. (Social Media) July 29, 2020 A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year sentence for espionage in Iran has been moved to a notorious prison where concerns for her well-being have escalated, the Australian government confirmed Wednesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Australia, Europe|

Australian-British academic jailed in Iran attempted suicide ‘on multiple occasions’

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) May 7, 2020 Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian-British academic jailed in Iran for espionage, has attempted suicide on multiple occasions in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, according to the spouse of a prominent imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer. “Kylie Moor-Gilbert … has attempted suicide three times, [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Australia, Europe|

Australia to ban travelers coming from Iran due to coronavirus

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20, 2020. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Australia will deny entry to all foreign nationals traveling from Iran due to the escalating outbreak of coronavirus in the Islamic republic, the government said on Saturday. Foreign nationals traveling from Iran [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Australia|

Iranian hackers targeted Dutch, Western universities for ‘teaching material’

The attackers of the Dutch universities stole student login details and posted them on an Iranian forum. (Reuters) February 15, 2020 Dutch broadcaster NOS on Friday reported that government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted three Dutch universities and another academic body in the past few months. The report is based on the findings of [...]

By |February 15th, 2020|Australia, Europe, North America, USA|

Australia denies visas for Iranian gymnasts, fearing asylum requests

Abodllah Jamei Iranian gymnastics champion. (ISNA) February 04, 2020 President of Iran's Gymnastic Federation, Zahra Dargahi Incheh, has accused Australia of "politicizing" the process of issuing visas for three Iranian athletes. "Three months ago, we requested visas for three of our gymnasts to compete in the 2020 World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne, but Canberra's [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Australia|

Jailed UK-Australian academic says Iran made spy offer

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) January 22, 2020 An Australian-British academic jailed in Iran for espionage rejected Tehran’s offer to work as a spy, according to letters she smuggled out of prison published in British media Tuesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert wrote that the first 10 months she spent in an [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Australia, Europe|