A British-Iranian twin nationwide has been arrested in western Iran, in accordance with his household.
The spouse of Kameel Ahmady, a social anthropologist, stated he was taken into custody on Sunday from their residence and not using a cause being given.
Mr Ahmady has researched feminine genital mutilation and little one marriage in Iran, amongst different topics.
One other British twin nationwide, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been in Iranian custody since 2016 over spying claims.
Earlier this yr, the UK overseas workplace suggested all twin nationals in opposition to all journey to Iran due to the chance of arbitrary detention.
The brand new alleged arrest comes as excessive tensions, attributable to oil tankers seizures, proceed between the 2 international locations.
Skilled web sites in Mr Ahmady’s title determine him as “British-Iranian initially from Kurdistan”. His LinkedIn profile says he studied at plenty of UK universities, together with the London Faculty of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
A spokesman for the Kurdistan Human Rights Community, who reported his arrest, stated Mr Ahmady has lived in Iran for a few years.
Officers in each international locations are but to substantiate he has been taken into custody.
In an interview with BBC Persian, his spouse Shafaq Rahmani alleged safety brokers got here to the couple’s home and “took away paperwork, together with his ID card”.
She stated an area judicial official later confirmed a one-month short-term detention order had been issued in opposition to Mr Ahmady.
“They haven’t supplied any details about the explanation for the arrest or the costs in opposition to Kameel,” Ms Rahmani wrote on Instagram.
Iran doesn’t recognise twin nationality and there are not any precise figures on the variety of detainees who’re additionally overseas nationals.