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Kylie Moore-Gilbert, Australian academic jailed in Iran, says she rejected offer to become a spy

February 01, 2020 IN WIP
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Melbourne University lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been held in the notorious Evin prison in Tehran since October 2018, serving 10 years for espionage.

Key points:

  • Dr Moore-Gilbert said in a letter that her health “has deteriorated significantly”
  • She said she would not change her decision on the offer to spy for Iran under any circumstances
  • Dr Moore-Gilbert said it was “inhumane” being denied opportunities to speak to her family

Read the full ABC report at the link below:

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