Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×
Science

+ - Iranian physics student from UT gets 10 years in jail for spying->

scibri writes: Omid Kokabee, a laser physics graduate student from the University of Texas who has been imprisoned in Tehran for the past 15 months, was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Sunday for allegedly conspiring with foreign countries against Iran.

Kokabee was arrested in February 2011 while on a trip home, and charged with “communicating with a hostile government” (ie Israel) and “illegal earnings”. He has consistently denied the charges, and refused to speak at his trial, where no evidence against him was presented.

Several international science groups, including the American Physical Society, have spoken up in his defence, and an online petition has been set up in support.

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Iranian physics student from UT gets 10 years in jail for spying

Comments Filter:

In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.

Working...