Abbas Edalat: UK not involved in my release from Iran

January 2, 2019

TEHRAN – Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian citizen and a professor of computer sciences and mathematics at Imperial College London, has said the UK government was not involved in his release from Iran.

“With respect to my return from Iran to the UK, it should be pointed out that, during my detention and confinement, my family and I neither sought nor received any consular support from the UK government,” Edalat said, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

“In addition, the Foreign Office was only informed about my return to the UK by Imperial College London, where I work,” he added.

Edalat was arrested on April 15 on security charges.


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