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Iran Demands the Release of University Lecturer by US

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

A statement by the Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged US to take actions to release Mojtaba Atarodi, lecturer of Sharif University of Technology.

The campaign to support Dr. Atarodi launced by his students

According to Mehr New Agency, the Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of first anniversary of arrest of Mojtaba Atarodi.

The statement said that one year passed now since US judiciary and police arrested Mojtaba Atarodi, a distinguished professor of Sharif University of Technology, on baseless charges. His family and children, and academic community in Iran expect his immediate release and return to his country.

Dr. Atarodi's wife with her children in the background

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs set a priority to pursue the consular rights, facilitate his condition under arrest and preparing the situation for immediate release and launched considerable and continuous effort.

The Ministry reminded the US its responsibility to recognition of Atarodi's rights and guarantees his health. It emphasized that with the international and academic prestige accorded to Mr. Atarodi, and his health conditions and his innocence, appropriate actions to return him to his family and Iranian nation must be seriously considered.

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