Former Australian Prisoners Unite Against ‘Hostage Diplomacy’ in China, Iran, and Myanmar

SYDNEY – Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, an Australian-British academic with expertise in the Middle East, found herself in Iran in 2018 on a research expedition when she was abruptly arrested and accused of espionage, a charge she vehemently denied.

Her ordeal lasted 804 days in prison before she was finally released, following a contentious exchange for three Iranians convicted in connection with a terrorist incident in Thailand back in 2012.