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Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Added 10-26-20 02:22:02am EST - “Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that a British Australian academic who was convicted of espionage has been moved to a mystery location, the foreign minister said on Monday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that a British Australian academic who was convicted of espionage has been moved to a mystery location, the foreign minister said on Monday.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was arrested in Iran and sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2018.

She was moved in August to Qarchak Prison, east of Tehran, but the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists reported she was moved to an unknown location on Saturday.

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Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australian Ambassador to Iran Lyndall Sachs had a consular visit with Moore-Gilbert at Qarchak “a short time ago” and Australian officials “are seeking further information” on the reports she had been moved.

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