Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia

Academic detained in Iran for two years returns to Australia
Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert had been in Iran since 2018 (Iranian State Television via AP)

British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has arrived back in Australia and will soon reunite with her family after more than two years in an Iranian prison.

Dr Moore-Gilbert was met by public health officials and members of the Australian Defence Force after disembarking from a plane at Canberra Airport.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said that Dr Moore-Gilbert will have to quarantine before reentering.

The academic from Melbourne University was freed earlier this week after 804 days behind bars on spying charges.

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