Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June

September 26, 2016 2:35 PM

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TEHRAN, Iran — A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, state media reported, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.

Homa Hoodfar returned to Canada via Oman, a brief report on the state-run IRNA news agency said. Similar reports were filed by other Iranian media at the same time.

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