UBC student group calls for release of scholar sentenced to death in Iran
Posted December 2, 2020
A piece by Matthew Asuncion for The Ubyeesey covering the UBC chapter of Students for Scholars at Risk.
The UBC chapter of Students for Scholars at Risk (Students for SAR) is calling for the release of Iranian-Swedish researcher Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali.
Dr. Djalali, a researcher in emergency medicine who teaches at universities in Europe, was arrested by Iranian authorities in April 2016 while attending a series of university conferences. He was sentenced to death in October 2017 on disputed charges of espionage based on “confessions” that Djalali says were obtained by means of torture.
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