August 30, 2016
Iran has released Omid Kokabee on parole after five and a half years in prison.
Nature, an international journal of science, reported on August 29 that authorities had released Kokabee, who had been serving a 10-year sentence on charges of “communicating with a hostile government” and “illegal earnings.” Kokabee insisted that he was being punished for refusing to work on Iran’s nuclear program.
The physicist was arrested on January 30, 2011 after visiting family. He had been working and studying in Spain and the United States, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin.
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- Omid Kokabee Granted Release, National Iranian American Council, August 30, 2016
- After Five Years in Iranian Prison, Omid Kokabee Is Released [Updated], Alcalde, August 30, 2016
- Omid Kokabee released after five years in Iranian jail, SPIE, August 31, 2016
- Former University Of Texas Graduate Student Released From Iranian Jail, Downtown Austin Patch, August 31, 2016