British-Iranian academic Abbas Edalat detained in Iran

Imperial College professor arrested by Revolutionary Guards, says watchdog

Wed 25 Apr 2018 22.54 BST

British officials are investigating claims a British-Iranian academic has been detained by authorities in Tehran.

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London and a political activist, was arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on 15 April, according to a US-based watchdog.

On Wednesday, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was “urgently seeking information from the Iranian authorities” about Edalat’s status, but could offer no further details.


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