Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar freed from prison: PM

Giuseppe Valiante and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

Published Monday, September 26, 2016 10:30AM EDT

Last Updated Monday, September 26, 2016 5:49PM EDT

MONTREAL — Retired Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar has been released from an Iranian prison and is recovering with family in Oman, her friends and colleagues confirmed Monday, four months after her arrest that made headlines around the world.

Last March, shortly before she was to return to Canada after a trip to Iran, Hoodfar, 65, was detained and then released on bail but kept under house arrest. She was re-arrested and held in Tehran’s Evin prison since June 6.

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