Canadian Professor Held in Iran Reportedly Indicted

July 12, 2016

Iranian news outlets have reported that a Canadian professor detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison has been indicted on unknown charges, according to the CBC. The Canadian minister of foreign affairs, Stéphane Dion, said in a statement to the CBC that consular officers are seeking to confirm reports that charges have been filed against Homa Hoodfar, an anthropologist at Montreal’s Concordia University.

Hoodfar, who holds Canadian, Iranian and Irish citizenship, has been detained since early June. Her academic research focuses on gender issues in Middle Eastern societies.

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