***LOCATION UPDATE: Due to weather, the rally will take place in the Chancellor Green Rotunda (adjacent to the original location, the East Pyne Courtyard).***
Xiyue Wang is a Princeton University graduate student and American Citizen who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2016, when he was arrested while doing archival research and sentenced to 10 years on groundless accusations of espionage. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention announced that Tehran had “no legal basis” for Xiyue’s arrest and has called for his immediate release. Nevertheless, Xiyue has remained in prison for over 3 years, a political hostage. Xiyue's six year old son Shaofan is a first grader at Riverside. Please join this rally to advocate for Xiyue's release and return to his family and friends.