Report: Iran releases Canadian-Iranian academic detained in June

September 26, 2016 17:06

DUBAI - Iran released on Monday a Canadian-Iranian academic who has been detained in Tehran since June, the Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by Fars 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.

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