Academics in Iran and rights activists are calling for a serious and transparent investigation into the death of Iranian-Canadian academic and environmental activist Kavous Seyed-Emami in prison.

Four academic societies related to political science, sociology, peace studies, and cultural studies made the call in an open letter to President Hassan Rohani published on February 12.

Iran’s judiciary says Seyed-Emami committed suicide while in custody, a claim his son says he doesn’t believe.

Activists say there have been other suspicious deaths among detainees in Iranian prison that authorities have labelled as suicide.

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