Kylie Moore-Gilbert imprisoned in Iran was drugged and beaten after forming a protest choir

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A Cambridge-educated academic imprisoned in Iran was drugged and beaten after forming a protest choir with fellow inmates, it has been claimed.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who became a figurehead of resistance for prisoners in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, was allegedly assaulted by guards determined to keep her “compliant”.

Dr Moore-Gilbert, who has joint British-Australian citizenship, has been held in the prison since September 2018 when she was detained at Tehran airport after attending a conference. She was accused of espionage despite speaking little or no Farsi and tried in secret.

Dr Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer in Islamic studies at the University of Melbourne, wrote in letters smuggled from the prison this year that she had turned down attempts by Iran to recruit her as a spy while

Source » thetimes

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