Tehran frees Iranian-Canadian professor
Tehran, Iran, September 26
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar who was under arrest in Iran has been freed, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Baharm Qassemi announced.
“The retired professor was freed for humanitarian reasons such as [concern for] her illness,” he said, ISNA reported September 26.
The spokesman added that Hoodfar has returned to Canada via Oman.
While she is most widely known for her work on Western perceptions of the veil or hijab in its varied forms, meanings, and historical uses, much of her work has focused on women's roles in public life in Muslim societies.
Hoodfar was arrested in Iran in early June. Websites close to the Iranian government stated that she had met charges of collaboration on soft revolution plans designed by foreign governments.