Homa Hoodfar, Iranian-Canadian Professor, Freed In Iran
| By Althia Raj
OTTAWA — Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar has been released from an Iranian prison where she had been languishing since June.
Hoodfar, a retired sociology and anthropology professor from Montreal's Concordia University, was charged with "dabbling in feminism" and sent to Tehran's notorious Evin prison. A court found Hoodfar guilty, imposed a sentence of several years, and ordered her to be deported, a source told The Huffington Post Canada.
An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said Hoodfar, 65, had been released on "humanitarian reasons, including illness."