Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, who has been detained in Tehran's Evin prison since June 6, 2016 has been released, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed.
The semiofficial Iranian News Agency, FarsNews was first to confirm that Hoodfar had been released.
Hoodfar, 65 suffers from a rare neurological condition that causes severe muscle weakness. She was in hospital at one point before being returned to her cell, according to her family.
The Iranian-Canadian anthropology professor was arrested while on a personal and research visit to Iran.
Endangered Scholars Worldwide welcomes this news with great relief and calls for the protection and security of Professor Hoodfar at all times after her release.