UN Human Rights Council Working Group Condemns Princeton University Student’s Imprisonment in Iran

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:

UNWGAD Opinion Xiyue Wang (Text)

You can read a public statement issued by his wife, Hua Qu, below:

Statement From Wife of Xiyue Wang in Response to UNWGAD Opinion Letter 09092018 (Text)

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.