July 4, 2020

Iran says plane carrying scientist jailed in US has taken off

Iran says plane carrying scientist jailed in US has taken off

Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his apparent release from a US prison. Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio, but the 59-year-old scientist from Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology was acquitted in November. The academic told British newspaper The Guardian in March that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was holding him at a Louisiana detention centre without basic sanitation and refusing to let him return to Iran despite his exoneration.

Source:: https://news.yahoo.com/iran-says-plane-carrying-scientist-jailed-us-taken-093325814.html