Mr. Ahmady mentioned that after his 2019 arrest he had been held in solitary confinement for 3 months on the Evin Jail, north of Tehran, and blindfolded throughout repeated interrogations. Confinement was so excruciating, he mentioned, that he yearned for interrogations, as they supplied the one type of human contact he obtained.
“You simply turn into mentally disabled, insensitive to your atmosphere,” Mr. Ahmady instructed the British broadcaster Channel four.
Mr. Ahmady, who’s of Kurdish ethnicity, was born in northwestern Iran and obtained British citizenship within the 1990s. He has revealed a number of reviews and books on genital chopping and little one marriage in Iran. In a report revealed in 2015, he wrote that genital chopping was “embedded within the social cloth of Iranian tradition” in a minimum of 4 provinces.
“I do know for positive that my jail time period is a software for the Iranian safety companies and the justice ministry to intimidate and strain the remaining few people who find themselves engaged on social points,” Mr. Ahmady mentioned within the assertion revealed on his web site on Wednesday.
In accordance with native reviews in December, prosecutors in Tehran accused him of working in live performance with the US and others, prices he has denied.
Greater than a half-dozen overseas and twin nationals are held in Iranian prisons, together with Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe; Fariba Adelkhah, a French-Iranian tutorial; Siamak Namazi, a businessman, and his father, Baquer Namazi, a former official with Unicef, each Iranian-American; Dr. Ahmad Reza Jalali, a Swedish-Iranian doctor and researcher; Nahid Taghavi, a German-Iranian architect; and Morad Tahbaz, an Iranian-American environmentalist.
Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian scholar who was detained in 2018 on prices of spying for Israel, was launched in December in a prisoner swap with three Iranian males.
Farnaz Fassihi contributed reporting.