OSI Statement on the Sentencing of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh

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.