The Open Society Institute is dismayed by the unjust imprisonment and draconian sentencing of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh. We call for his immediate release.
Dr. Tajbakhsh was a consultant for the Open Society Institute from 2004 to May 2007. He is a valued expert on public health, humanitarian assistance, and urban planning initiatives in Iran. Though he discontinued his service for OSI, we remain deeply concerned about his well-being.