Protest held in support of professor imprisoned in Iran
Some of Homa Hoodfar's friends and colleagues rallied against her imprisonment in Iran on Wednesday.
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:35PM EDT
Friends and former colleagues of a jailed Canadian-Iranian academic say they're still having trouble believing she's behind bars in Iran.
Many of them gathered at a rally in Montreal today to call for Homa Hoodfar to be freed.
Hoodfar, 65, has been held at Tehran's notorious Evin prison since June 6 on what her friends and family describe as trumped-up charges.
Her family has said the Iranian probe into the retired anthropology professor centred on her "dabbling in feminism" and security matters.
Former colleagues and students at Montreal's Concordia University say she's a sweet and generous person with no political leanings.
Nearly 5,000 academics worldwide have signed a petition this summer in support of Hoodfar.