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Iran bars widow of dead environmentalist from leaving

Don't think that my brothe­r and I will stay silent for one second, says EmamiTehran has barred the widow of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in prison from leaving the country, drawing protests from Ottawa and her family. The authorities say he committed suicide, but the family have questioned the verdict and say they were threatened by security forces. Canada, which has repeatedly sought answers from Iran about the circumstances surrounding Emami’s detention and death, demanded that his widow be allowed to leave. “I am outraged to learn that Maryam Mombeini, widow of Kavous Seyed-Emami, was barred from leaving Iran,” Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland tweeted. Iran does not recognise multiple nationality and treats all joint citizens as Iranians.

Source: The Express Tribune March 08, 2018 10:52 UTC