11 Feb '18, 12pm

Questions surround prison death of prominent Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami

Questions surround prison death of prominent Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami

Questions surrounded the death of a prominent Iranian-Canadian environmentalist on Sunday after authorities claimed he committed suicide in prison a fortnight after his arrest. Iran's academic community was in shock over the death of Kavous Seyed Emami, 63, one of the country's most revered professors and head of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. He was arrested along with seven colleagues from the wildlife NGO on January 24, and his death was announced by the family on social media late on Saturday. "The news of my father's passing is impossible to fathom," wrote his son Ramin Seyed Emami, a well-known singer, on his Instagram page. He said security officials had informed his mother on Friday. "They say he committed suicide. I still can't believe this." Asked about the case on Sunday, Tehran's chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi confirmed the death. "This per...

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