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British-Australian scholar jailed in Iran for spying freed in prison swap

Added 11-26-20 12:18:03am EST - “A British-Australian scholar who was serving a 10-year sentence for spying in Iran was freed in a prison swap. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, 33, a professor at Melbourne University who taught Islamic studie?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “British-Australian scholar jailed in Iran for spying freed in prison swap”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A British-Australian scholar who was serving a 10-year sentence for spying in Iran was freed in a prison swap.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, 33, a professor at Melbourne University who taught Islamic studies, had been jailed in Iran since Sept. 2018.

Moore-Gilbert said she felt “bittersweet” leaving Iran despite the injustices she suffered.

“I have nothing but respect, love and admiration for the great nation of Iran and its warm-hearted, generous and brave people,” she said in a statement to the BBC. “I came to Iran as a friend and with friendly intentions, and depart Iran with those sentiments not only still intact, but strengthened.”

The Young Journalists Club (YJC), an Iranian state-backed news site, reported Moore-Gilbert was released in exchange for three Iranian men.

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