University statement concerning Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert
This weekend is the 2nd anniversary of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert's detention in Iran.

The University of Melbourne says the plight of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who is being held in prison in Iran, is unimaginable and deeply distressing to her family, colleagues and friends.

The University continues to be in close contact with the Federal Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Dr Moore-Gilbert’s family to support them and do everything possible to secure her safe release.

Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell said: “Kylie is always in our thoughts and we wish she could be at home with her family, friends and University colleagues.

“On the second anniversary of her detention, the University remains in close contact with the Government, DFAT, her family and colleagues and offers every support during this incredibly difficult time.

“Kylie’s health, safety and freedom is our absolute priority,” Professor Maskell said.