Former Iran detainee separates from husband after studying of alleged affair whereas she was in jail

Kylie Moore-Gilbert - Wana news agency
Kylie Moore-Gilbert – Wana information company

A British-Australian girl who spent nearly three years in solitary confinement in an Iranian jail has separated from her husband after listening to allegations he was having an affair with a colleague, based on media stories.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, 33, has filed for divorce from Ruslan Hodorov, her Russian-Israeli husband, based on the Herald Sun of Melbourne.

The couple have been wed in a standard Jewish ceremony in 2017 after assembly a decade earlier in Israel.

Ms Moore-Gilbert spent 804 days in jail, after being accused of being a spy by the Iranians and sentenced to 10 years. She was seized in 2018 after attending a convention on the holy metropolis of Qom in central Iran and strongly denied the costs.

She returned to Australia final November as a part of a prisoner-swap settlement that noticed the discharge of three Iranians accused of plotting to kill Israeli officers in Bangkok.

But the eminent Islamic scholar was reportedly heartbroken on her return to study of allegations of her husband’s relationship with Dr Kylie Baxter, her PhD supervisor.

Quoting pals, the Australian paper mentioned the affair started a 12 months after Ms Moore-Gilbert’s arrest.

She was particularly upset, provided that she had resisted an try by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards to lure her husband to Iran, as a result of they believed he was an Israeli spy.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert disembarks from an Australian government jet after the prisoner swap - Lukas Coch/AAP imageKylie Moore-Gilbert disembarks from an Australian government jet after the prisoner swap - Lukas Coch/AAP image
Kylie Moore-Gilbert disembarks from an Australian authorities jet after the prisoner swap – Lukas Coch/AAP picture

She revealed particulars of the plot in a letter to Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, which was smuggled out of Iran and leaked to the Herald Sun in late 2019.

“The Revolutionary Guard have imprisoned me in these terrible conditions for over nine months in order to extort me both personally and my government,” she wrote.

“They have also attempted to use me as a hostage in a diabolical plot to lure my husband, an Australian permanent resident (and soon to be new citizen) into joining me in an Iranian prison.”

She had a gruelling time in jail and went on starvation strike on a number of events to protest at her living situations.

The Iranians held her in a small freezing cell and tried to undermine her resolve with psychological torture.

On her launch Ms Moore-Gilbert paid a heartfelt tribute on Twitter to the buddies who had sustained her throughout her incarceration.

“I can’t tell you how heartening it was to hear that my friends and colleagues were speaking up and hadn’t forgotten me,” she wrote.

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

The University of Melbourne declined to touch upon the alleged affair.

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