Iranian Judiciary Confirms Arrest of British-Iranian Academic

(Bloomberg) -- Iran’s judiciary has confirmed the arrest of British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat, the state-run Iranian Students’ News Agency reported.

“Accusations are security-related and he is under detention,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei said, according to ISNA, which cited a press conference in Tehran. He declined to discuss the case further.

Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London, had traveled to Iran to take part in an academic workshop, the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran reported last week. He was arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on April 15, it said.

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