Canadian-Iranian professor released after being detained since March

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Homa Hoodfar, who was among a string of dual nationals arrested in Iran in recent months, has returned to Canada on ‘humanitarian grounds’

A Canadian-Iranian retired professor has been released from prison on “humanitarian grounds” and flown out of Iran, state media reported, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hardliners in the security services.

Homa Hoodfar returned to Canada via Oman, a brief report on the state-run IRNA news agency said on Monday. The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, hailed her release in a statement, thanking Italy, Switzerland and Oman for their help in the matter.

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