General World News

Researcher Freed From Iran Urges Release of Other Prisoners

Chinese American academic Xiyue Wang, released by Iran after three years in jail as part of a prisoner swap with the U.S., stands with U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook at Zurich airport on December 7, 2019.

A Princeton University scholar who was freed from Iran this month after three years in captivity said Monday that his release “is a victory of humanity and diplomacy across nations and political differences.”

Xiyue Wang and his wife, Hua Qu, said in a statement to The Associated Press that the family is doing well and overjoyed by the support they have received. They say their joy is tempered by the fact that other prisoners remain in Iran.

Wang was released on Dec. 7 as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist. It was a rare read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com