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Iran judiciary confirms arrest of French-Iranian scholar, gives no details

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of French-Iranian scholar Fariba Adelkhah, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron raised the issue with Tehran.

Macron demanded an explanation on Monday from Iran after the arrest last month of Franco-Iranian dual national Adelkhah, an incident that complicates French efforts to defuse tensions in the region.

“This person was detained recently … but due to the nature of the case, this is not the proper time to give any information about it,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said in a live broadcast on the judiciary’s website.

(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Peter Graff)