Nov. 26 (UPI) — Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian educational who has been jailed in Iran for greater than two years, has been launched.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed to reporters throughout a press convention that they’ve secured Gilbert’s launch and that she would quickly return dwelling.

“Kylie Moore-Gilbert is coming dwelling,” he stated. “She was dealing with one other eight years in an Iranian jail, wrongfully imprisoned there and wrongfully convicted, and it’s extremely important that we did the work that was accomplished to safe her launch and see her coming dwelling.”

Gilbert, an Islamic scholar, was arrested in 2018 whereas in Iran to attend a convention and was convicted to 10 years in jail on espionage expenses that she and the Australian authorities vehemently deny.

In an announcement on Wednesday, Gilbert thanked the Australian authorities and its embassy in Iran for working to safe her launch through the 804 days she was detained within the Center Japanese nation.

She stated regardless of the injustices she has been subjected to, she leaves the nation with “nothing however respect, love and admiration for the good nation of Iran and its warm-hearted, beneficiant and courageous folks.”

“It’s with bittersweet emotions that I depart your nation,” she stated. “I got here to Iran as a pal and with my pleasant intentions, and depart Iran with these sentiments not solely nonetheless intact however strengthened.”

Iranian state-run information company MEHR reported that Australia secured her launch by a prisoner swap for 3 Iranian males jailed overseas.

Morrison informed reporters that he can’t touch upon how they secured her exit from jail however stated no individual detained in Australia has been launched as a part of it.

“We do not verify or make any touch upon any of the strategies that encompass her launch or the others,” he stated, including, “If different folks have been launched in different places, they’re the choice of the sovereign authorities in these locations.”

International Affairs Minister Marise Payne stated in an announcement that her launch was achieved “by diplomatic engagement” with Tehran.

“This final result demonstrates that worth {of professional} and decided work, in probably the most applicable method for every case, to resolve complicated and delicate consular circumstances,” she stated. “I want Dr. Moore-Gilbert effectively in her restoration and her return to life in Australia.”

Associates and colleagues of Gilbert who’ve been combating for her launch stated in an announcement that they’re “over the moon” that she is coming dwelling however condemned Iran for arresting her within the first place.

“This could by no means have occurred,” the assertion stated. “Kylie was held to ransom by the Iranian regime, which noticed match to take an harmless Australian girl hostage in an effort to carry its personal convicted prisoners overseas dwelling. It is a despicable enterprise mannequin with incalculable human penalties.”

Amnesty Worldwide Australia stated it was “a aid to listen to of her launch,” calling for Gilbert’s allegations of extended solitary confinement, torture and different ill-treatment by the hands of the Iranian regime to be investigated.

“The Australian authorities has been working arduous on Kylie’s case, and we urge International Minister Marise Payne to maintain up the diplomatic efforts for Australians in different international locations imprisoned on what seem like politically motivated expenses,” Rose Kula, the group’s People at Danger campaigner, stated in an announcement.