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Iranian-Canadian dies in custody in Tehran after crackdown

February 11, 2018 5:35 AM
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Activists and a family member say an Iranian-Canadian university professor has died while in custody in Tehran, the latest suspicious death of a detainee after a crackdown on dissent following nationwide protests.

The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran on Sunday identified the man as 63-year-old Kavous Seyed-Emami, a professor of sociology at Imam Sadeq University in Tehran and the managing director of the Persian Heritage Wildlife Foundation.

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