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Today, we’re sharing some precious memories of #KylieMooreGilbert from Jenny, one of Kylie’s former teachers in #Bathurst

Along with her story, here's an early pic of Kylie, every inch the typical Aussie teenager 🥰 1/
“My first memory of Kylie dates to when their family moved in next door. She was sitting on the nature strip absorbed in a book-aged about 10. It turned out the Moore-Gilberts had also just arrived in Bathurst and…” 2/
“…our daughters were going into the same class at the same school. It seemed to take about 5 minutes for the girls to become great friends”. 3/
“Kylie and our daughter were great buddies. Reading tastes, teenage adventures, shoulders to giggle on and cry on. They grew and changed and became their own identities but always, those early days of their friendship echo for me” 4/
“I last saw Kylie at a mutual friend's wedding and it was a beautiful experience to hear her story as she'd progressed. She is an extraordinary, sensitive young woman and her passion for Middle Eastern Studies is inspiring” 5/
“As a teacher at her school I recall Kylie's standout ability in multiple disciplines. She was an exceptional artist, academically brilliant, measured and insightful” 6/
“Kylie called up to see me for a cuppa maybe about 4 years back while she was briefly in Bathurst. It was great to sit with her and listen to her wonderful journey; to see the person she had become” 7/
“Kylie's personal story, and her family's is one of exceptionally hard work, resilience and a deep understanding of the value of education. Beautiful people, beautiful young woman. I think those of us who know them feel deeply for her and her family.” 8/
We couldn't agree more, Jenny. Kylie is a wonderful, caring person, and she and her family deserve better.

Help us share Kylie's story so that we can remind the Australian government that they must live up to their own rhetoric and bring her home, now.

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22 Sep
Today on Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s 740th day in prison, we have a very special reflection from Kylie’s good friend Dr Pamela Ferrada. Pamela tells us that she’s currently aiming to run 20km a week with ‘Kylie in my heart.’ Here’s the story of their friendship: #KylieIsUs ♥️ 1/
"I met Kylie back in the summer of 2014. I clearly remember sitting next to her at a mutual friend’s barbeque and instantly liking her energy – very approachable, funny, incredibly sharp, and yet very grounded." 2/
"She was starting her PhD at the time and I had recently finished mine in Biomedical Engineering, so we had not only friends in common but also somewhat similar academic backgrounds." 3/
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13 Sep
Phew! What a massive day!

We've been overjoyed to see your response to the #WeRunWithKylie campaign.

And it's not over yet - keep those photos coming! We'll be running all this week - join us!

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Your participation means a great deal, not only bc we're sending such a strong message of solidarity, but also because we're saving your photos to share with Kylie when she's home ❤️ 2/

We won't stop fighting for Kylie until she's home. And if you want to do more, see here: freekylie.net/index.php/how-…

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11 Sep
This Sunday September 13 marks two years since Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert was wrongfully imprisoned in Iran. On that day, Kylie’s friends in her hometown of Bathurst will be running in support of their former schoolmate, neighbour and friend #WeRunWithKylie 1/ Image
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, you can’t physically join them, but we invite Kylie’s supporters around the world to virtually join Kylie and her friends on a run, and to share photos of themselves running or walking with the hashtag #WeRunWithKylie. 2/
We’re running because a source inside Qarchak prison tells us that Kylie has been running during her short visits to the prison exercise area 3/
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10 Sep
Good afternoon, everyone.
My name is Raihan Ismail. I usually tweet at @ismail_raih about religion and politics in the Middle East. I have known Kylie since early 2018 when I approached her to apply for a grant together. Working with her was a pleasure. 1/
A funny story: I was mortified when I realised that I submitted the grant application with an error. I called her Dr Kylie Gilbert-Moore instead of Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert. She was so kind to tell me that it was not a big deal. No ego, just kindness and modesty. 2/
Later she asked me to be on a panel for a conference, and I was so excited to be working with her again. She never made it to the conference. I learnt much later that she had already been arrested, and like many of her friends and colleagues was shocked and heartbroken. 3/
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3 Sep
So far, Kylie Moore-Gilbert has avoided catching COVID-19 in Iran’s overcrowded and unhygienic prisons. But a new report on the inadequate measures taken in Qarchak and other Iranian prisons against the pandemic reveals how easy it would be for that to change. 1/
“Iranian authorities are not taking the measures needed to limit the spread of coronavirus in its overcrowded prisons, including institutions where foreigners such as Australian Kylie Moore-Gilbert are held” 2/
“Hygienic conditions in Iranian prisons, rather than improving, have significantly deteriorated… Disinfections by prison officials have stopped across several investigated prisons, apparently due to a lack of budget” 3/
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27 Aug
.@MarisePayne has finally clarified that Kylie has food and water in Qarchak prison. This was never in doubt. The question is if that water is clean - bought bottled water is the only safe drinking water in Qarchak. Reports this w/e said Kylie did not have money to buy water 1/
We ask @MarisePayne to confirm Kylie has access to funds to purchase CLEAN water. Unsanitary water that could make her seriously ill is not enough, particularly given she is languishing in a prison experiencing a serious COVID-19 outbreak 2/
.@MarisePayne also said: "She is arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced on charges that we don't accept...We will continue to seek her release from Iranian authorities. I know this is an impossibly difficult situation for her and her family." 3/
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