Homa Hoodfar, Montreal Professor Jailed in Iran, "Can Hardly Walk or Talk"

Updated: May 1, 2019

Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian professor who was arrested by Iranian authorities on June 6, has been hospitalized in Iran, according to her family.

The 65-year-old scholar travelled to her home country in February, principally for personal reasons; however, she continued her academic research while in the country. Her trip coincided with parliamentary elections during which a record number of women were elected as MPs, mostly allied with the moderate administration of Hassan Rouhani.

In a statement released Tuesday, Homa Hoodfar’s family said that the Concordia professor was hospitalized due to “rapidly declining health” after being “held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison."