FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOMA HOODFAR’S STATE OF HEALTH: MINISTER DION MUST ACT
The NDP Critic for Foreign Affairs, Hélène Laverdière, issued the following statement:
We learned this morning that Canadian Homa Hoodfar, a 65-year-old woman who has been incarcerated in Iran since June 6, has been hospitalized due to the rapid deterioration of her health in prison. According to her family members, she was disoriented when she was admitted to the hospital and very weak, barely able to walk or speak. It is not clear whether Ms. Hoodfar, a retired professor at Concordia University, has had access to adequate medical care up until now.