Fariba Adelkhah—French-Iranian Academic “Jailed for Six Years” in Iran

On May 16, 2020, Iran’s judiciary handed French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah a five-year term for conspiring against national security and one year for propaganda, her lawyer Saeid Dehghan said.

Fariba Adelkhah was held for nearly a year in a Tehran jail without charge Photo Credit: BBC

Adelkhah, 61, is a director of research at Sciences Po’s Centre for International Studies (CERI). She is a well-known anthropologist and researcher on Iran and Shiite Islam. She was detained in June 2019 along with her French colleague Roland Marchal.