Family of jailed Iranian physicist ask for his release due to cancer


  • World
  • Monday, 18 Apr 2016

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian physicist imprisoned in Tehran since 2011 is suffering from life-threatening kidney cancer, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said on Monday.

Omid Kokabee, 34, was arrested while on a visit to Iran from the United States, where he was studying physics at the University of Texas. He was charged with communicating with a hostile government and receiving illegitimate funds.

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