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9/10/2016

An Iranian-Canadian academic recently released from more than three months of detention in Iran said on Thursday that "it's wonderful to be home".

Shortly after landing in Montreal on Thursday morning, and tightly clutching her niece's hand, Homa Hoodfar spoke briefly with the media and thanked Canadian and Omani officials, civil society groups, and academics who pushed for her release.

"It's been a bitter seven months and the detention has made me weak and tired," she said.

2/7/2016

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In light of new details that have emerged about Professor Hoodfar's arrest and detention, her family has released a statement. Please read and share the following statement widely.

Click the link below to read.  

25/6/2016

Last week’s decision by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to charge British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with plotting to overthrow the regime when she had been told she was about to be released seems particularly cruel and arbitrary. It is also an alarming development for another woman of dual nationality currently held incommunicado in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.

18/6/2016
June 9, 2016 - Scholars at Risk (SAR) is gravely concerned over the arrest and detention of Dr. Homa Hoodfar, who is reportedly being held in Evin Prison, Iran.
 
Professor Hoodfar, a dual citizen of Canada and Iran who is a professor of social anthropology at Concordia University in Canada, traveled to Iran in February to visit relatives and conduct research.
18/6/2016

Watch this interview on CTV Montreal with Marc Lafrance, a friend and colleague of Homa Hoodfar, on the #FreeHoma campaign, the conditions of the Evin prison, and Homa's academic background. He also gives simple instructions on what you can do TODAY to contribute to the campaign, by visiting www.homahoodfar.org.

 

26/5/2016

A Turkish journalist has been sentenced to 20 months in jail and stripped of legal rights over her children for breaching the confidentiality of a court case, her lawyer said on Wednesday, raising further concern about deteriorating press freedoms.

Arzu Yildiz was sued by the state after publishing footage in May 2015 from a court hearing at which four prosecutors were on trial for ordering a search of trucks belonging to Turkey's MIT intelligence agency as they traveled to Syria in 2014.

28/4/2016

APRIL 5, 2016

(Beirut) – The extremist armed group Islamic State should urgently release Yezidi women and girls they abducted in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today, following new research with recent escapees who were raped and traded between members before they fled. Islamic State (also known as ISIS) also routinely imposes abusive restrictions on other Iraqi women and girls and severely limits their freedom of movement and access to health care and education in areas under its control, Human Rights Watch said today.

21/4/2016

·       Kayleigh Lewis

·       Monday 11 April 2016

 

The triple talaq violates fundamental rights say some Muslim women in India