Paris Confirms Iran has Detained Second French Researcher

Updated: May 13, 2020

On October 16, 2019, France confirmed that a second French academic is being detained in Iran. They have condemned the arrest as “an unacceptable situation.”


Fariba Adelkhah, French-Iranian anthropologist, and Roland Marchal, French sociologist: the two members of CERI-Sciences Po have been held in Iran since the summer. • Credits: Political Societies Analysis Fund (Fasapo)

Roland Marchal was arrested in June at the same time as Fariba Adelkhah [LINK], a dual French