OSI has issued a further statement about the delaying of Kian’s promised release. The statement reads:
NEW YORK—The Open Society Institute calls for the immediate release of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, who remains in an Iranian prison despite numerous promises that he was to have been set free by now.
Dr. Tajbakhsh, a renowned Iranian-American scholar, has been detained in the infamous Evin Prison for more than 130 days. He is held in solitary confinement even though the Iranian authorities have announced repeatedly that the investigation has concluded, and that he would be released soon.
We call for an end to this unjust ordeal and demand that Dr. Tajbakhsh be allowed to return to his family immediately, before the imminent birth of his first child.