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Iran swaps jailed British-Australian academic with Iranians jailed abroad - report

She was given a 10-year sentence for espionage.

Reuters | Tehran | Updated: 26-11-2020 10:08 IST | Created: 25-11-2020 21:19 IST
Iran swaps jailed British-Australian academic with Iranians jailed abroad - report
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Iran has exchanged jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert with three Iranians jailed abroad, a website affiliated to Iran's state TV reported on its Twitter account on Wednesday.

"An Iranian businessman and two Iranian citizens who were detained abroad on baseless charges were exchanged for a dual national spy named Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who worked for the Zionist regime," the Young Journalist Club news website said. Moore-Gilbert, a specialist in Middle East politics at the University of Melbourne, was detained in Iran in September 2018. She was given a 10-year sentence for espionage.

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