Kameel Ahmady, a British-Iranian anthropologist who is a researcher on female genital mutilation and child marriage is sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment with fine amount of $7,00,000 in cash in Iran reported by semi official Tasnim news agency.
The report by Revolutionary Court of Iran stated that Kameel Ahmady was sentenced on charges of cooperation of European embassies in support of promoting homosexuality, visiting Israel as a reporter for the BBC, cooperation and communication with foreign and hostile media, infiltration aimed at changing the law and sending false reports about the country to the U.N.’s special report on human rights in Iran.
Travelling to Israel and the homosexuality are both illegal offences in Iran. The offenders carrying out all these activities can end up in prison for five years. If the homosexuals have sexual intercourse, they could be facing death penalty. Although there have been no such reports of punishment because of homosexuality in recent years.
As the report stated, Ahmady has the right appeal within 20 days. He has been linked to the foreign intelligence institutions in October, 2019. Ahmady is one of the several dual nationals who have been detained by Iran over the few years because Iran does not allow dual citizenship.