Monday, October 18

Kameel Ahmady, the British academic who faced jail in Iran and escaped on foot across the mountains

  • James Landale
  • BBC Diplomacy Correspondent

Kameel Ahmady

Academician Kameel Ahmady spoke to the BBC and recounted how he escaped from Iran through the mountains.

The path was “very long, very dark and very scary.”

This is how Kameel Ahmady, a British-Iranian academic facing 9 years in prison in Iran, described to the BBC how he escaped on foot through the mountains to start a new life in the UK.

Ahmady was convicted two months ago of collaborating with a government hostile to Iran, a charge he denies.

The academic then decided to flee while on bail and appealing the sentence.

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