Macron makes new call for Iran to release detained academic

French President Emmanuel Macron has made a fresh call for Iran to immediately release a French-Iranian researcher

In a tweet marking the one-year anniversary of Fariba Adelkhah’s arrest Friday, Macron said “it is unacceptable that she is still in prison.”

Adelkhah was sentenced in May to six years imprisonment on charges relating to security.

Iranian officials said initially last year that Adelkhah, a prominent anthropologist who often traveled to Iran for research on post-revolutionary Iranian society, had been arrested on espionage charges.