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Iran MPs confirm suicide of held Iranian-Canadian professor

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Iranian semi-official agency is reporting that some Iranian lawmakers have confirmed that an Iranian-Canadian committed suicide while he was in custody.

The today's report quotes the head of parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, as saying some members of parliament confirmed committed suicide after watching CCTV footage from his time in the custody in

Boroujerdi also said that Seyed-Emami's "family also accepted this, so they did not ask for an autopsy."

"The video showed that Seyed-Emami takes his shirt off and prepares for suicide." Boroujerdi said,

On Saturday said authorities had arrested several unidentified people on suspicion of spying. Seyed-Emami was one of them.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 00:55 IST