The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has condemned the Islamic Republic of Iran’s arrest and imprisonment of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang as having “no legal basis” and called for his release in an August 2018 opinion. You can read more about his case via the university’s website here, and you can see an “advance unedited version” of the Aug. 29, 2018 opinion below:
You can read a public statement issued by his wife, Hua Qu, below:
Today is the two year anniversary of Xiyue’s detention. He called and asked when is the first day of school. I said Sep. 5th. We then discussed which lunch box and school backpack to buy. He would like to get up early and cook warm lunch for Shaofan. My heart became heavy again. pic.twitter.com/Vz0DgMY0u6
— Free Xiyue Wang (@FreeXiyueWang) August 7, 2018
You can also read a statement from the Middle East Studies Association appeal letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advocating for Wang’s release here.