Activists and a family member say an Iranian-Canadian university professor has died while in custody in Tehran, the latest suspicious death of a detainee after a crackdown on dissent following nationwide protests.

The New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran on Sunday identified the man as 63-year-old Kavous Seyed-Emami, a professor of sociology at Imam Sadeq University in Tehran and the managing director of the Persian Heritage Wildlife Foundation.

The professor’s son, musician Ramin Seyed-Emami who performs under the stage name King Raam, also wrote on Instagram that his father had died following his Jan. 24 arrest.

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Global Affairs Canada, the country’s Foreign Ministry, said it was aware of reports of Seyed-Emami’s death.

Iranian state media and officials did not immediately report Seyed-Emami’s death.

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