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A Doctoral Student in Finance at the University of Liege in Belgium Arrested in Iran for Communicating with a Hostile Government:We are writing on behalf of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, an independent organization of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars devoted to the protection and advancement of human rights and scientific freedom for colleagues all over the world.

We write out of concern for Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student currently serving a 6-year sentence at Evin Prison whose health is deteriorating. Mr. Babaei, a finance student at the University of Liege in Belgium, was sentenced in December 2013 for “acting against national security by communicating with a hostile government”, a charge based on the sources of his scholarship funding. We would ask that you review this case to determine if Mr. Babaei’s case can be reconsidered and he be released.

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A Doctoral Student in Finance at the University of Liege in Belgium Arrested in Iran for Communicating with a Hostile Government:We are writing on behalf of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, an independent organization of scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars devoted to the protection and advancement of human rights and scientific freedom for colleagues all over the world.We write out of concern for Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student currently serving a 6-year sentence at Evin Prison whose health is deteriorating. Mr. Babaei, a finance student at the University of Liege in Belgium, was sentenced in December 2013 for “acting against national security by communicating with a hostile government”, a charge based on the sources of his scholarship funding. We would ask that you review this case to determine if Mr. Babaei’s case can be reconsidered and he be released.A Doctoral Student in Finance at the University of Liege in Belgium Arrested in Iran for Communicating with a Hostile Government:We are writing on behalf of the