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Iranian Academics Demand Answers Over Jailed Activist's Death

Leading Iranian academics are demanding answers after officials said a renowned environmentalist had killed himself in prison. Officials told the family of Kavous Seyed Emami, 63, founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, that he had killed himself two weeks after he was arrested. Emami, a Canadian-Iranian citizen, was also a respected professor at Imam Sadegh University in Tehran. A group of four academic societies, representing some of Iran's top universities, wrote an...

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