Monday, September 26, 2016

Homa Hoodfar Released from Tehran Prison, Iranian News Agency Reports

26 September 2016 - Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar, who has been detained in Tehran's infamous Evin prison since June 6, has been released, a spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs told an Iranian news agency.

"Homa Hoodfar, the retired professor of Canadian universities, who had been detained in Iran based on some  accusations was released this afternoon for humanitarian reasons including illness, and left Iran to Canada, through Oman," Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

Hoodfar, who is 65 and suffers from a rare neurological disease, which causes severe muscle weakness, has been hospitalized since August and could barely walk and talk, according to her family.

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