ESW is gravely concerned over the ongoing detention of Professor Homa Hoodfar in Iran

June 10, 2016

Endangered Scholars Worldwide is gravely concerned over the ongoing detention of Canadian- Iranian Professor Hoodfar, a professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. ESW calls for letters, emails, and faxes respectfully urging authorities in Iran to investigate the situation, to ensure Prof. Hoodfar well-being while in custody, to ensure that any charges or convictions related to Prof. Hoodfar peaceful exercise of protected human rights are lifted, and that in the interim, her case is addressed in a manner consistent with internationally recognized standards of due process, fair trial and detention, in accordance with Iran’s obligations under international law.



Professor Hoodfar who her research's topic is women in the Muslim world has been arrested by Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the latest in a series of detentions of Iranians holding dual citizenship.


Homa Hoodfar, was initially detained on March 10 by the intelligence unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and was then released, but she was not allowed to leave Iran. After a series of interrogations, Prof. Hoodfar, a professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, was arrested again last week and transferred to Evin prison, her family said in a statement released on Wednesday.



Please Sign the Petition


Please Consider writing to: 


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

The Office of the Supreme Leader

Jomhouri St, Keshvar Doust Street


Islamic Republic of Iran

Fax: +98 21 644 11




Ayatollah Sadeqh Larijani

Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)

Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri


Islamic Republic of Iran

President Hassan Rouhani

The office of the President

Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection


Islamic Republic of Iran


Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Imam Khomeini Sq. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Minister’s Office


Islamic Republic of Iran

Fax: +98 21 66743149



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