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British Australian woman Jolie King released in Iran along with fiancé

British Australian woman Jolie King released in Iran along with fiancé”

'I'm pleased to be able to advise that the Iranian government has released Australian couple Jolie King and Mark Firkin from custody and has dropped the charges against them, ' Senator Payne told reporters on Saturday.

Payne said King and Firkin were in good health and good spirits, and had requested privacy.

The pair were travelling to England via Asia and had uploaded 60 video blogs before they were reportedly arrested earlier this year for flying a drone without a licence.

"As many of you will know, Jolie and Mark were arrested and detained in Iran".

The pair were detained after entering Iran as part of a major trip across Asia to the United Kingdom - they were blogging about it for thousands of followers on social media.

"The government has worked very hard through diplomatic channels during that time to secure their release as well as to ensure they were treated appropriately while they were detained".

Jolie King and Mark Firkin weren't the only Australians jailed at Iran's Evin prison.

"She has been detained for some considerable time, and has faced the Iranian legal system and has been convicted and sentenced", she said.

"Hey you guys, we are getting anxious, no post or episode for over a month", one wrote.

Ms Payne confirmed Ms Moore-Gilbert remained in prison, where she has been for nearly a year having reportedly been given a 10-year sentence.

But negotiations over the fate of Melbourne University Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a third Australian accused of "spying for another country", were ongoing, Payne said. She has also studied at Cambridge.

"We don´t accept the charges on which she was convicted and we would seek to have her returned to Australia", Payne added, declining to comment further. She was arrested and convicted late previous year.



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