Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison

University of Melbourne lecturer and researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in an Iran prison for undisclosed reasons. Dr. Moore-Gilbert specializes in Middle East politics and youth democracy movements in the region.

From The Sydney Morning Herald:

She is being held in the same facility as Australian travel bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin who were arrested after allegedly flying a drone near a military zone near the Iranian capital. The three are being held in Evin Prison, a facility often used to house the country's political prisoners. Former detainees have described it as a frightening place where foreigners are often kept in extreme isolation.

Amnesty International's Eilidh Macpherson said this week she was concerned the Australian detainees may have been subjected to "serious human rights violations, including denial of access to a lawyer and even torture or other ill-treatment".

The exact charges Moore-Gilbert was facing have not been confirmed.

Here's a 2017 interview with Dr. Moore-Gilbert:

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