CAMBRIDGE-EDUCATED Kylie Moore-Gilbert is reportedly serving a ten year sentence in Evin Prison in Iran.
The prison is the same one Brit blogger Jolie King and her partner are held in for flying a drone.
Dr Moore-Gilbert, who also has Australian nationality, is reportedly serving a ten year sentence in Evin Prison[/caption]
Who is Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert?
Dr Moore-Gilbert, who also has Australian nationality, is reportedly serving a ten year sentence in Evin Prison.
The Cambridge-educated academic, who is now a lecturer in Islamic Studies at Melbourne University, has been at the Tehran prison for almost a year after facing unknown charges.
The Australian Government has said it is lobbying Tehran to ensure all three are appropriately cared for.
Evin prison is the main detention centre for Iran’s political prisoners.
Dr Moore-Gilbert’s LinkedIn profile shows her first degree came in Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge, where she also completed her Master of Arts.
After relocating to Australia, in 2017, she completed her PhD in Gulf politics at the University of Melbourne in 2017.
In January last year, she took up a post as a lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she worked until her imprisonment in Iran, believed to have happened around October, 2018.
The Cambridge-educated academic has been at the Tehran prison for almost a year after facing unknown charges[/caption]
Why is Jolie King detained?
Jolie was seized with her Australian boyfriend Mark, allegedly for flying a drone without a licence near the capital Tehran.
Jolie is locked up in the same wing as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 41-year-old British-Iranian mum-of one, held at the jail since 2016 on spying charges.
A second unnamed British-Australian woman was also arrested in a separate incident.
It is believed the two Brits arrested are the first UK citizens without Iranian passports to be jailed in Iran in recent years.
The blogger, who is thought to be travelling on an Australian passport, now faces 10 years in a hellhole jail.
The Australian government has been negotiating for the release of all three Australians since their arrests.
Vile trolls have been mocking Jolie after she was jailed for flying a drone in Iran – while trying to prove the country is safe for visitors.
Abusive comments online – some posted from Iran – slam her and Aussie boyfriend Mark Firkin for having a “white saviour complex” and say they were “asking for trouble”.
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It comes amid escalating tensions between Britain and Iran, as Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, claimed a tanker seized in Gibraltar has now delivered its oil to Syria.
Mr Raab said that the Adrian Darya-1’s oil was transferred in breach of EU sanctions.
The 15,000-tonne ship was seized by a team of Royal Marines as it passed through the British territory’s waters on July 4 for trying to bust European sanctions and take oil to Syria.
Iran is preparing to release a British tanker that was seized in retaliation.
The Stena Impero was boarded in the Strait of Hormuz.
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