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Academic freed in Iran ‘blown away’ by support

Moore-Gilbert was released last week in a swap for three Iranians linked to a botched plot to kill Israeli officials in Bangkok. (AP) December 1, 2020 An Australian-British academic released after two years imprisoned in Iran on spying charges said she thanked supporters from the “bottom of my heart” Tuesday, saying they helped [...]

By |December 1st, 2020|Australia, Europe, Woman|

Revelations of Moore-Gilbert’s and Asadi’s cases reflect the extent of Tehran’s serious threat to Europe and its nationals

A protest took place after the foiled plot that targeted the massive opposition rally led by the NCRI in Paris. (Getty) By Track Persia November 28, 2020 The Iranian state TV has said that Tehran released British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians held abroad. It reported on November 25 that [...]

By |November 28th, 2020|Australia, Europe|

My advice to travelers to Iran

Frame grab from Iranian state television video aired, Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is seen in Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Maziar Bahari November 28, 2020 Two characteristics define the Islamic Republic: corruption and brutality. It would be wise to remember these words before deciding to travel to Iran. The expression on the [...]

By |November 28th, 2020|Australia, Europe|

Academic detained in Iran for 2 years returns to Australia

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) November 27, 2020 British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert arrived back in Australia on Friday and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison. Moore-Gilbert was met by public health officials and members of the Australian Defense Force after [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Australia|

Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian freed

Iranian bomb suspect Mohammad Kharzei, right, listens to a Thai police officer in this Feb. 20, 2012. (AP) November 26, 2020 Thai officials said Thursday they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-year-old Australian academic who was [...]

By |November 26th, 2020|Australia, East Asia|

Iran says British-Australian academic freed for 3 Iranians

Frame grab from Iranian state television video aired Nov. 25, 2020, British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert is seen in Tehran, Iran. (AP) November 25, 2020 Iran on Wednesday freed a British-Australian academic who had been detained in the country for over two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, state TV announced. The [...]

By |November 25th, 2020|Australia, Europe, Woman|

Australian academic moved to Tehran’s Evin prison

A security guard stands at the gate of Evin Prison in Tehran, undated. (Fars) October 30, 2020 An Australian academic held in Iran for more than two years has been returned to Tehran's notorious Evin prison, friends said Friday, prompting fresh concern about her wellbeing. Kylie Moore-Gilbert -- who is serving a 10-year [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Australia, Woman|

Australian backpackers detained in Iran: “It’s happened to others since”

British-Australian Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin. (Instagram) October 09, 2020 Two bloggers arrested at gunpoint while travelling through Iran have broken their silence on a harrowing three months in detention. Before being arrested in the Islamic Republic last July, British-Australian Jolie King and her Australian boyfriend Mark Firkin had been [...]

By |October 9th, 2020|Australia|

‘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|