Aust academic faces 2nd Xmas in Iran jail

Melbourne University lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran since October 2018.

She was accused of spying and has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years. A recent appeal failed.

“She’s been receiving consular assistance and had a visit recently,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday.

The government has previously described Dr Moore-Gilbert’s situation as complex, and Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said Australia did not accept the spying charges against her.

“But I can assure you, and I know the extent that Kylie knows and we’re doing everything that we can do bring her home,” Mr Morrison said.

However, Mr Morrison said the government remains concerned for Dr Moore-Gilbert’s welfare.

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