CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s ambassador to Iran has seen with a British-Australian academic who had been convicted of espionage before being transferred recently into some infamous Iranian prison, also discovered that she”is well,” Australia’s authorities said Tuesday.
Concerns for her well-being escalated with information that she was transferred to Qarchak Prison, east of Tehran.
“Dr. Moore-Gilbert is nicely and includes access to food, medical centers, and novels,” the announcement said. “We’ll continue to find routine consular access to Dr. Moore-Gilbert.”
Moore-Gilbert’s family said that they had been reassured by the ambassador’s prison trip.
“We remain dedicated to obtaining our Kylie house when you can and that is our best and only priority,” a family statement said.
“We continue to feel that Kylie’s greatest opportunity at launch is by way of diplomatic paths and have been in close contact with DFAT and the Australian authorities on the most effective strategies to make this happen,” the announcement added.
In 2018, Moore-Gilbert was detained at Tehran airport when attempting to leave Iran after attending an academic seminar.
The middle for Human Rights in Iran, a U.S.-based firm, stated last week which Moore-Gilbert was held with violent offenders under harsh circumstances.
Reza Khandan, husband of individual rights attorney and Evin Prison inmate Nasrin Sotoudeh, published on societal media last week which Moore-Gilbert was moved”as a kind of punishment”
Australia clarifies Moore-Gilbert’s situation as among its greatest priorities.
Moore-Gilbert has gone on hunger strikes throughout her period and pleaded to the Australian authorities to do more to spare her through nearly two decades.
She wrote to Australia’s prime minister that she has been”exposed to grievous offenses of my human and legal rights, such as emotional torture and spending prolonged periods in solitary confinement.”