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Iran arrests visiting Iranian-Canadian scholar - rights group

ANKARA, Jun 9 (Reuters) Iran has arrested a visiting Canadian-Iranian expert in gender and Islam, campaigners said today, at least the fifth detention of a dual-national reported in recent months.
Homa Hoodfar, who teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, was held on June 6, the New York-based International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) said. Iranian authorities were not available to comment.
"Her home was searched by (Iran's elite) Revolutionary Guards agents who took away several personal items including her mobile phone, laptop, identification and academic research papers," the rights group said.
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