The Committee of Concerned Scientists endorses a new appeal on behalf of Texas University physics student Omid Kokabee, who is imprisoned in Teheran. CCS and many other human rights organizations have been advocating for his release since his arrest in 2011.
The letters to Iranian and international officials (see below) were drafted by Ellen Hutchison, a student at Texas University/Austin, with the assistance of Kokabee’s attorney and other human rights experts. They conclude from a careful study of international treaties and conventions that are applicable to this case (see Addendum of applicable provisions of international treaties and conventions that Iran has signed) that Kokabee’s case involves serious violations of due process.
The author and CCS urge Iranian authorities to release Omid Kokabee immediately. We encourage other science and human rights organizations to endorse this letter or to send their own version to the addressees below.http://concernedscientists.org/2013/08/new-appeal-for-omid-kokabee-details-specific-human-rights-law-violations/