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Letter of Appeal on Behalf of Kylie Moore-Gilbert Sentenced to Ten Years in Iran Prison

On September 16, 2019 Endangered Scholars Worldwide transmitted a letter of appeal to the Iranian Government and the The European Parliament regarding the ongoing detention, persecution, and conviction of University of Melbourne lecturer and researcher Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who has been detained since August 2018 by the Islamic Republic of Iran and was sentenced to 10 years in an Iran prison for undisclosed reasons.


Dr Moore-Gilbert, who also has Australian nationality, is reportedly serving a ten year sentence in Evin Prison Credit: University of Melbourne.

In the letter of appeal, Endangered Scholars Worldwide deplores and condemns the ongoing detention, persecution, and conviction of Kylie Moore-Gilbert and calls upon all international organizations, academic and professional associations, and other groups and individuals devoted to the promotion and defense of human rights to strongly protest and condemn this arbitrary incarceration; to ask for her immediate and unconditional release; and to urge the officials of the Iranian government to end the tactic of taking of foreign nationals and dual citizen scholars and students hostage for political gains and to respect, guarantee, and implement the provisions and principles of human rights.


Endangered Scholars Worldwide asks you to send letters, emails, and faxes to authorities in Iran requesting Moore-Gilbert’s release.



Download the printable version of the letter of appeal in English here.


Download the printable version of the letter of appeal in Farsi here.

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