July 28, 2020

UK-Australian academic moved to harsh Iranian jail

Sydney (AFP) – A jailed British-Australian academic has been moved to a notorious prison outside Tehran, Australian officials said Tuesday, issuing a blunt warning to Iranian authorities that they are responsible for her safety.A foreign ministry spokesperson told AFP they had confirmed that Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been transferred to Qarchak Prison, southeast of the Iranian capital.The former lecturer in Islamic studies is currently serving a 10-year sentence for espionage, a charge she denies.Qarchak prison is reportedly an all-women’s facility in an unused chicken factory.It is notorious fo…

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