Social anthropologist facing nine years in prison escapes Brendan O’Malley  06 February 2021 An Iranian judge on 1 February overturned in absentia the appeal of a British-Iranian social anthropologist seeking to overturn a nine-year jail sentence. But by then Kameel Ahmady, who had been let out of prison on temporary bail pending the appeal decision, had already…

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: https://youtu.be/DZjpZFyPx9Y…

UK-Iranian Academic Says he Escaped Iran While on Bail A British-Iranian academic said Wednesday that he had fled Iran across a mountain border after being sentenced to nine years in jail for collaborating with a hostile government. Kameel Ahmady, a social anthropologist studying female genital mutilation and child marriage in Iran, told the BBC and…