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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Kameel Ahmady being sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on 13 December

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Kameel Ahmady being sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on 13 December; and what assessment they have made of the impact of his research on (1) female genital mutilation, and (2) child marriage, on his conviction.  HL11383

Question HL11383: tabled on 14 December 2020 and due for answer by 30 December 2020

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Question text

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Kameel Ahmady being sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on 13 December; and what assessment they have made of the impact of his research on (1) female genital mutilation, and (2) child marriage, on his conviction.

Answered

We are urgently seeking more information from the Iranian Government about reports that Kameel Ahmady, a dual British national, has been sentenced. We do not have sight of the Iranian judicial process or what formal charges have been brought against him. We remain deeply concerned about all our dual British nationals detained in Iran.

Answered 23 December 2020

By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)

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