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Imprisonment and Fines for A Dual National Researcher

Kameel Ahmady, an Iranian-British Kurdish researcher, has been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of “collaboration with hostile governments” by Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Amir Raisian, Ahmadi’s lawyer,  twitted that “my client, Mr Kamil Ahmadi who is a researcher and anthropologist, was sentenced to eight years in prison by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court on charges of” collaborating with a hostile government. We will appeal against this ruling.”.…

15 December, 2020

British-Iranian Researcher Released on Bail After 100 Days Detention

British citizen of Iranian Kurdish origin and academic Kameel Ahmady was released on a bail of 500 million Tomans after 100 days of detention.  Ahmady was detained by the Islamic Republic Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran on 11 August, and he was interrogated for his research on topics related to female genital mutilation, childbearing and “white marriage” in Iran over the past few years. On 1 October, Gholam Hossein Ismaili, speaker of the Islamic Republic Judiciary,…

21 November, 2019

Iran court says detained British national guilty of ‘foreign links’

The Islamic Republic Judiciary on October 1 accused Kurdish-British academic Kameel Ahmady of ‘foreign links’, saying that he has been arrested on “just grounds as he has had a secret link with institutions and agencies affiliated with foreign countries.” “The case is in preliminary investigations and it is not important to us which security agency is following the case, rather, the charge is attributable and the reasons are justified,” Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaeili told…

3 October, 2019

Iran Court Extends Detention of British Anthropologist

The prosecutor of Branch 1 of Iran’s Evin Court has extended the detention of British anthropologist Kameel Ahmady for another month, his wife told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Ahmady, a British citizen of Iranian Kurdish origin, has been in custody since 11 August. “On 11 September, I [was] referred to Shahid Moqadas Prosecutor’s Office (Evin Branch). I hoped a bail order would be issued for my husband. However, the prosecutor’s secretary told me that his arrest…

20 September, 2019

Iran Jails British Anthropologist in ‘Solitary Confinement’

The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that Iranian authorities have kept detaining British-Kurdish anthropologist Kameel Ahmady in “solitary confinement,” and that his whereabouts remain unknown to the public and his family. Ahmady’s family has not been able to find out information on the charges he is facing and where he has been held. Their requests to meet him have been ignored. Additionally, prosecutors have refused Ahmady’s family’s request to hire lawyers for him.…

30 August, 2019

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