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Kameel Ahmady :

My friend and colleague Kameel Ahmady is an acclaimed British-Iranian social anthropologist who has worked for some long while in Iran and the wider Middle East, in the fields of female genital mutilation (#FGM), child marriage (#CEFM) and other gendered issues. He has published many accomplished papers and books, and his work has received several international awards.

Kameel has consistently sought permission from the relevant authorities for his research. In August 2019, however, he was arrested by Iranian law officers, and detained for a few months in Evin Prison in Tehran.  Now on bail, he will be required to present himself in court again to defend against various charges in mid-2020.

Many of Kameel’s colleagues and friends have signed this Statement to signify their support for him, and doubtless more academics will also endorse the Statement as it becomes more widely known.

We hope too that readers of these news reports will share them widely on social media, to raise awareness of the situation in which Kameel is placed.

To follow developments concerning #KameelAhmady as they arise, click here.

Kameel Ahmady, British-Iranian Anthropologist, Detained In Iran – News Updates

Statement On The Detention In Iran Of Social Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady

Kameel Ahmady: His Book ‘In the Name of Tradition’


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