He is a Sharif University graduate, brilliant and good-looking.
See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.
Women’s magazines and DVDs or videos depicting sexual relations are forbidden. Satellite dishes and many Western CDs and films remain illegal.
The Iranian authorities don’t grant consular access to dual-nationals.
In some cases, we believe that individuals involved in commercial disputes with Iranian companies or individuals have been prevented from leaving the country pending resolution of the dispute.
Electronic devices may be screened by customs officials on arrival and departure.
You should carry a photocopy of your passport for identification.
In 2019, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to start on 6 May and finish on 5 June.
See Travelling during Ramadan Islamic codes of behaviour and dress are strictly enforced.
Suspects can be held without charge and aren’t always allowed quick access to legal representation.