Let grieving wife of dead environmentalist leave Iran, son pleads

HRF

The son of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in a Tehran prison under mysterious circumstances has called on Iran to allow his grieving mother to leave the country.

Maryam Mombeini, 55, was stopped last month by the security guards at Tehran’s international airport just before boarding a flight to Canada with her two sons after the death in custody of her husband, Kavous Seyed-Emami.

The Iranian-Canadian widow remains barred from leaving the country despite calls by the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who has urged Tehran leaders to provide answers about Seyed-Emami’s death and let his wife join the rest of her family.

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