British academic jailed in Iran escapes to UK

British academic jailed in Iran escapes to UK

Jailed British-Iranian academic sentenced to nine years in prison escaped Iran to the UK while he was awaiting a court appearance.

Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady fled across the Iranian border. Mr Ahmady is now back in Britain and today he breaks his cover.

See his interview here:

He faced multiple allegations and was sentenced in December for “working for a hostile government.” He tells Channel 4 News about his 100 days in solitary confinement, why he “made a decision and escaped” and why he decided to return to Britain.

(By Darius Bazargan)

Read Kameel Ahmady’s statement on his detention and escape here:

Eventually I made the decision which I had been struggling with For a long time – the decision to escape

News Link : Channel 4

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