Eating air

An Australian academic’s ordeal in Iran
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June 2022, no. 443
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The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

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Eating air

An Australian academic’s ordeal in Iran
by
June 2022, no. 443

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert was arrested at Tehran International Airport on 12 September 2018 as she prepared to return home to Australia. A lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne, she had visited Iran for a seminar on Shia Islam. Her captors were the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, or the Sepâh, a powerful militia that protects Iran’s Islamic system. She was bundled into a car and driven to a secret location. As interrogations began, she was also served a large piece of chocolate cake. The nature of this first encounter, terrifying and strange, would typify her coming dealings with the Sepâh, an outfit that seemed as haphazard and amateurish as it was menacing.

Hessom Razavi reviews 'The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison' by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison

by Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Ultimo Press, $34.99 pb, 406 pp

Buy this book

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