The Committee of Concerned Scientists joins with Amnesty International in calling for a letter-writing campaign in support of Omid Kokabee.
Kokabee, a Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Texas, Austin, was arrested when he went home to visit his family for refusing to work on Iranian military projects. He has been in prison in Iran for the past five years and was recently diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer after years of medical neglect.
Download IRANIAN PHYSICIST NEEDS ONGOING CANCER CARE and write letters to Iranian officials letters before June 28, 2016.
By Amnesty International, 17 May 2016,
Index number: MDE 13/4052/2016
Iranian physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee had surgery on 22 April to remove his right kidney. He has been diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer following five years of medical neglect in prison. He needs ongoing specialized post-operative care and cancer treatment. His life will be in grave danger if he is returned to prison.
Source: Document | Amnesty International
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