Amnesty International Australia today welcomed the confirmation that British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has been released from detention in Iran.
“We were always extremely concerned that Kylie was imprisoned solely for exercising her right to freedom of expression and association – including through her work as an academic – and it’s an enormous relief to hear of her release,” Amnesty International Australia Individuals at Risk campaigner, Rose Kulak, said.
“Her allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, including through prolonged solitary confinement, must be independently and effectively investigated by the Iranian authorities and anyone found responsible brought to justice in fair trials.
“The Australian government has been working hard on Kylie’s case, and we urge Foreign Minister Marise Payne to keep up the diplomatic efforts for Australians in other countries imprisoned on what appear to be politically motivated charges..
“Amnesty implores the Australian government to pursue all means possible to bring other Australians overseas home, including Yang Hengjun who is imprisoned in China, and Chau Van Kham who is imprisoned in Viet Nam.”