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Canadian-Iranian professor held in Iran returns to Canada

  • This photo made available by Oman News Agency, shows retired Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar, left, speaking to the media in Muscat airport, Oman, after being released by Iranian authorities, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services. (Oman News Agency via AP)

    This photo made available by Oman News Agency, shows retired Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar, left, speaking to the media in Muscat airport, Oman, after being released by Iranian authorities, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services. (Oman News Agency via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar smiles as she arrives in Montreal on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The retired anthropology professor spent nearly four months in prison in Iran.  (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar smiles as she arrives in Montreal on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The retired anthropology professor spent nearly four months in prison in Iran. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Homa Hoodfar gets a kiss from her nephew Saam Hamzavi as she arrives at Trudeau Airport Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Montreal. Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian academic was held in Iran's Evin prison for more than 100 days before being released on Monday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Homa Hoodfar gets a kiss from her nephew Saam Hamzavi as she arrives at Trudeau Airport Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Montreal. Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian academic was held in Iran's Evin prison for more than 100 days before being released on Monday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Canadian-Iranian retired professor who was released from an Iranian prison this week has returned to Canada

Homa Hoodfar, who landed in Montreal on Thursday morning, had been detained alongside other dual Iranian nationals swept up by hard-liners in Iran's security service.

Hoodfar, 65, was questioned and barred from leaving Iran in March after traveling to the country to visit family following the death of her husband. Her family said she was held in Tehran's Evin Prison since June. Hoodfar until recently taught anthropology and sociology at Montreal's Concordia University

She was flown to the Arab Gulf nation of Oman on Monday before returning to Canada on Thursday. She is expected to give a news conference later.