Iranian authorities detained a French academic and havebarred him from leaving the country since January, the French Foreign Ministrysaid Wednesday.
Stephane Dudoignon was arrested in the sensitive region of Sistan-Baluchestan,in southeastern
Iranian authorities immediately released Dudoignon but confiscated hispersonal items, including his passport, Simonneau said. Dudoignon — a historianspecializing in Islam — has not been charged with any crime, Simonneau said.
Dudoignon, who is married to an Iranian woman, is living with his wife'sfamily in
The French Embassy in
"We call on Iranian authorities to quickly find a solution to allow Mr.Dudoignon to leave Iranian territory," Simonneau said in an onlinebriefing on Wednesday.
In November 2005, Iranian officials arrested another Frenchman and a German,reportedly for taking photos of ships in the
The announcement of Dudoignon's arrest comes amid mounting tensions over
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