Academic jailed in Iran, contemplated on taking suicide


A British-Australian academic who spent two years detained in Iran said today she was kept in solitary confinement for seven months, a “psychological torture” as she said

Speaking for the first time publicly, Moore-Gilbert said she was kept in a 4sq m cell with only a telephone to communicate with prison guards.

After nine months imprisonment, Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to 10 years in prison, which she sought to oppose through a series of hunger strikes.

Eventually she was released in a prisoner swap and back in Australia, Moore-Gilbert said she is focused on her recovery.

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