Two years ago, Australian Academic Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to ten years in prison in Tehran, Iran, under the charge of espionage. Dr. Moore-Gilbert, claims that the accusations against her are false, and the Australian Government has denounced the charges as “baseless and politically motivated”.
Recently, Dr. Moore-Gilbert was transferred from the infamously rough Qarchak prison to an unknown location according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.
Australian officials seem to be left in the dark, with the Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne saying: “The reports that we have seen are ones which we are seeking further information on”
Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert completed her PhD in 2017 at the University Of Melbourne, her thesis entitled: Shiʿi opposition and authoritarian transition in contemporary Bahrain: the shifting political participation of a marginalised majority.
She held the position of Early Career Academic Fellow and Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne, before she was imprisoned.