Iranian authorities deny Xiyue Wang's appeal of conviction, sentence

University graduate student and U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang’s appeal of his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for espionage was denied by Iranian authorities yesterday.

In the University’s press release, the University emphasizes that Wang “was not involved in any political activities or connected to any government agencies; he was simply a scholar conducting historical research.”

A fourth-year graduate student; Wang has now been detained in Iran since the summer of 2016.

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