Kamil Ahmadi, a Kurdish researcher, was sentenced to eight years in prison by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on charges of "collaborating with a hostile government."
"We will appeal against this ruling and we still hope," said Amir Raisian, the researcher's lawyer, announcing the news on his Twitter page.
Kamil Ahmadi also wrote on his Instagram page: "Contrary to all legal, professional analysis and hope for a fair trial, I was sentenced to eight years in prison for not being able to access a lawyer during 100 days of detention and extrajudicial interrogation. "After two non-expert hearings, the court was issued by Judge Salavati in a process full of legal issues."
On Monday, November 18, 2019, Kamil Ahmadi was released from Evin Detention Center on a 500 million Toman bail.
During his detention, the Kurdish researcher was held in solitary confinement in Ward 2A of Evin Detention Center and the General Ward.
On Sunday, August 11, 2019, this social science researcher was arrested by security forces at his private home in Tehran. "The principle of the arrest of this person is true and the subject is the issue of relations with foreign countries and institutions affiliated with foreign services," the spokeman of judiciary Gholam Hossein Esamili said.
Following a speech by a spokesman of the judiciary, Shafaq Rahmani, Kamil Ahmadi's wife, denied in a tweet the words of a spokesman for the judiciary about Kamil Ahmadi's connection to foreign services.