Anthropologist Kameel Ahmady being held in Tehran’s Evin prison on unknown charges, says family

A British-Iranian anthropologist who studies controversial topics such as child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Islamic Republic has been detained in Iran on unknown charges.

Kameel Ahmady was detained Sunday in Tehran, according to the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran and his wife, Shafagh Rahmani. They said he was being held in Tehran’s Evin prison.

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