Wife of Iranian-Canadian professor who died in Tehran prison detained en route to Canada - News Summed Up

Wife of Iranian-Canadian professor who died in Tehran prison detained en route to Canada


The two sons of a Canadian-Iranian professor who died in a Tehran prison last month say their mother, Maryam Mombeini, was temporarily detained by Iranian authorities while trying to board a flight to Canada early on Thursday. All three members of the family are dual citizens of Iran and Canada, and previously lived in Toronto and Vancouver. Mombeini, 55, was later released, but her Iranian passport has been confiscated, according to her son, Ramin Seyed-Emami. Canada respondsThe parliamentary secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Omar Alghabra, will be greeting the brothers on their arrival in Vancouver, Seyed-Emami said. In a tweet, Freeland said she was "outraged" Mombeini had been detained, and demanded that she be allowed to return to Canada.


Source: CBC News March 08, 2018 02:34 UTC



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