Canadian researcher Homa Hoodfar, a world expert in sexuality and gender in Islam, has been arrested and is believed held in Tehran's Evin Prison. Hoodfar was in Iran researching women's public roles. She was visiting during recent elections in whicn many new women candidates were elected to parliament.
Iran accuses Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, 65, of "co-operating with a foreign state against the Islamic Republic of Iran."
It's not yet clear whether she's been charged with espionage, sedition or propaganda against the state.