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Academic arrested as spy.

Academic arrested as spy.

An Iranian-British academic detained in Iran was arrested for spying, according to Iranian news agencies, quoting an "unidentified informed source".

Abbas Edalat, a professor at London's Imperial College, was reportedly detained on 15 April while attending an academic workshop in Tehran.

The Foreign Office says it is "urgently looking into" reports of his arrest.

Imperial College said it was "understandably concerned" for Prof Edalat's welfare.

According to the agencies the source described Prof Edalat as part of a "network" of British spies whose members have been identified and arrested.

    

So far the Foreign Office has not commented on the spying allegations.

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