Iran media confirms arrest of British-Iranian scientist

Tehran (AFP) – Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an “infiltration network”. 

“Recently, members of an infiltration network affiliated to Britain have been arrested,” an unnamed source told the Fars news agency, which is considered close to the powerful Revolutionary Guards. 

The report named Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College in London.