Inside story: Kylie Moore-Gilbert and husband Ruslan Hodorov were blissfully unaware that their love would pitch the young woman into an ordeal of false imprisonment, solitary confinement and despair in Iran.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, 33, whom the Australian authorities believe was imprisoned in Iran because she was in a relationship with an Israeli, said the 804 days she spent in jail were a “never-ending, unrelenting nightmare”.
Iran state TV says Tehran has released British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in exchange for three Iranians held abroad. Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer when she was sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison in September 2018.
British-Australian serving 10-year sentence in Iran for espionage was transferred to a notorious prison in the desert, human rights activists say.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, lecturer at Melbourne University, has been in jail since 2018. She denies all charges.
Australian academic Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, jailed in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, has lost an appeal against her 10-year sentence.
The University of Melbourne Middle East expert will spend her second Christmas behind bars in solitary confinement.