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Canadian Gender and Islam Expert Detained in Iran

A retired Canadian-Iranian professor who studies women's issues across the Middle East has been detained in Iran for unknown reasons. Homa Hoodfar, who until recently taught at Concordia University in Montreal, was arrested on June 6th after a visit to Evin prison in Tehran. Her passport had been confiscated and she was banned from leaving Iran in March, according to her family. The family of Hoodfar, 65, released a statement urging the Canadian and Iranian governments to secure...

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