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Australian-British academic freed by Iran ‘blown away’ by support

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01.12.2020

SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian-British academic released after two years imprisoned in Iran on spying charges said she thanked supporters from the “bottom of my heart” Tuesday, saying they helped her through a “never-ending, unrelenting nightmare.”

In her first statement since arriving back in Australia, Middle East scholar Kylie Moore-Gilbert said she was “totally blown away” by efforts from friends and family to secure her release.

“I honestly have no words to express the depth of my gratitude and how touched I am,” the 33-year-old said.

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“It gave me so much hope and strength to endure what had seemed like a never-ending, unrelenting nightmare. My freedom........

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