U S student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy

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World of Princeton University

- mambolook.com
18 Jul 2017
PRINCETON -- A graduate student at Princeton University has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges he was spying for the United States in Iran, according to reports. Chinese American student Xiyue Wang, 37, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the university's Department of History, was accused by Iranian officials of having connections with American and British ...

U S Student Imprisoned In Iran

18 Jul 2017
By the time Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang arrived in Iran to conduct research for his doctorate in history, he had already spent years living and working in politically turbulent countries. Reuters has reported that the Chinese-born U.S. citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and ...
- thelibertyeagle.com

Iran keeps American hostages, yet Trump gives nuclear deal green light

- thehill.com
18 Jul 2017
This week, Chinese-American Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, who was conducting research on the Qajar dynasty that ruled Iran in the 1800s and had been arrested a year ago, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, on trumped up charges of spying. The charges, a State Department official said on Monday, are "baseless."

American citizen sentenced to 10 years in Iran prison

18 Jul 2017
July 17, 2017, 8:57 PM| Xiyue Wang, a Chinese-American dual citizen and researcher at Princeton University, was arrested in Iran in August 2016. Wang was accused of spying and passing information to the U.S. State Department. He was sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison Sunday. Cbs News State Department reporter Kylie Atwood joins CBSN with details including the ...
- cbsnews.com

Professor Says American Scholar Jailed In Iran Is Innocent

- klove.com
18 Jul 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor said Monday.

Iran Imprisons Princeton Student Why Big Business Should Beware OOYUZ

18 Jul 2017
On July 16, news came out that an American graduate student at Princeton University named Xiyue --- had been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison for "espionage." --- studies 19 century Eurasian history, so it makes sense that he would want to access sources in Iran. He is alleged to have taken photographs of documents, which is exactly how historians do their ...
- ooyuz.com

American scholar convicted in Iran known for his 'intellectual curiosity,' professor

- stripes.com
18 Jul 2017
ISTANBUL -- An American scholar jailed in Iran for espionage is "linguistically gifted" and had "unbounded intellectual curiosity" in pursuing his doctorate at Princeton University, his adviser said Monday, adding to an emerging portrait of the graduate student whose 10-year sentence was announced by Iranian authorities the previous day.

American scholar jailed in Iran is innocent, professor

18 Jul 2017
This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a ...
- lowellsun.com

Iran Takes Another American Hostage

- worldaffairsjournal.org
18 Jul 2017
Iran just sentenced Princeton University graduate student and American citizen Xiyue Wang to ten years in prison for espionage. His professor Stephen Kotkin tells The Washington Post that Wang "is innocent of all the charges." Of course he's innocent. Wang is just the latest in a long line of Americans kidnapped by the most promiscuous hostage-taking regime in the world.

Arrest of American and Brother of Rouhani Signals Chaos Inside Iran

18 Jul 2017
Meanwhile, Mizan news agency , the mouthpiece of Iran's judiciary, identified the American as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University. Wang, who was born in China, was arrested in August 2016 while trying to leave Iran, the report said.
- iranlobby.net

Iran Sentences Grad Student For Espionage

- dailycaller.com
18 Jul 2017
An official from the State Department acknowledged reports of Wang's detention, according to the WSJ, and slammed the Iranian regime for detaining Americans on bogus spying charges. Iran has arrested numerous journalists, businesspeople, and academics -- typically with Iranian-American citizenship -- visiting the country on similar charges.

Iran detains president's brother, sentences American

18 Jul 2017
Other American dual nationals who have been taken into custody and remain in Iran include Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father, Baquer Namazi. They are both serving 10-year sentences for "cooperating with the hostile American government."
- timesofindia.indiatimes.com

U confirms U S citizenship of graduate student convicted of espionage in Iran

- dailyprincetonian.com
18 Jul 2017
This sentence comes as tensions between the United States and Iran are on the rise. The Iran nuclear deal, negotiated under the Obama administration, has not been met with favor under President Trump's administration. Trump has indicated his intention to possibly dismantle the deal. Further, he must decide by Monday if Iran is complying with the agreement, according to ...

Confront Iran the Reagan

18 Jul 2017
Last but not least, the American pressure campaign should seek to undermine Iran's rulers by strengthening the pro-democracy forces that erupted in Iran in 2009, nearly toppling the regime. Target the regime's soft underbelly: its massive corruption and human-rights abuses. Conventional wisdom assumes that Iran has a stable government with a public united behind President ...
- wsj.com

American citizen sentenced to prison in Iran for spying

- blabber.buzz
18 Jul 2017
The last supposedly American Citizens that Odummy bought back turned out to be Iranian Muslims that were selling our Defense Technology to Iran!! Iran laughed their arses off when Kerry and Odummy bought them back!!! Odummy and Kerry also gave the Terrorist World Proof that it was very lucrative to Kidnap Americans!!!

Princeton University Grad School Student Imprisoned in Iran

18 Jul 2017
Wang was arrested on Aug. 8, 2016 and is accused of passing confidential information about Iran to the U.S. State Department, Princeton's Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, the Harvard Kennedy School and the British Institute of Persian Studies, according to Mizan. It alleged he recorded some 4,500 pages of digital documents.
- nbcphiladelphia.com

Iran must return American hostage Bob Levinson

- trackpersia.com
18 Jul 2017
A delegation of lawmakers -- led by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. -- penned a letter Tuesday to Trump, calling on the administration to "re-engage" with Iran over Levinson, a Florida native who was last seen in 2007 on Iran's Kish Island. Levinson disappeared while traveling on an unauthorized mission to recruit an intelligence source for the CIA. If alive, he is the ...

Born American to 10 years in jail on spying charges

18 Jul 2017
A Princeton statement emailed to the Guardian said: "Xiyue Wang is a fourth-year doctoral candidate ... in the Department of History at Princeton University. His field is late 19th- and early 20th-century Eurasian history. He was in Iran last summer solely for the purpose of doing scholarly research on the administrative and cultural history of the late Qajar dynasty in ...
- alexpoucher.com

I Warned About Iran and the Media Ignored

- theamericanconservative.com
18 Jul 2017
Even after my boss deep-sixed my reporting in 2010, I still thought there was something to this Iranian thing. So I spoke to the designated "Iran Watcher" at the American Embassy in Baghdad. Her job was to monitor and report on Iran-related news out of Iraq, albeit from well inside the air-conditioned Green Zone, without ever speaking to an Iranian or worrying that her ...

Princeton Student's Sentence is Latest Iran Hostage

18 Jul 2017
Wang was arrested last August after Iran said he was scanning large quantities of documents and sending digital scans to the State Department, Princeton and Harvard. Kotkin said Wang was scanning historical documents -- a "normal, standard scholarly practice" -- that were about 100 years old. Wang got his bachelor's degree at the University of Washington and studied at ...
- pjmedia.com

Academic Adviser Of Princeton Student Sentenced For Spying In Iran

- npr.org
18 Jul 2017
This 2009 photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang shows Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Friend of Xiyue Wang/AP hide caption
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