What’s Current: Concordia professor jailed in Iran for ‘fomenting feminist revolution’

Professor Homa Hoofer of Concordia University. Photograph courtesy of Concordia.
Professor Homa Hoofer of Concordia University. Photograph courtesy of Concordia.

A Canadian professor at Concordia University, Homa Hoodfar, is imprisoned in Iran for allegedly inciting a “feminist revolution.” She is being held in Evin Prison, where Montreal photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died after being raped and tortured.

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Australian father sentenced to 22 years after repeatedly raping daughter, says: “It was fun while it lasted.” The man admitted to 51 offences, including allowing others to abuse the child.

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Jess Martin
Jess Martin

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