The Free Kian campaign has been started by friends and associates of Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh. Kian is a distinguished scholar, teacher, and international expert on urban planning. He has worked tirelessly to aid the people of Iran and build bridges between them and the international community.
Kian was arrested at his home in Tehran by the Iranian security services on May 11th, and has been detained in the notorious Evin prison since then. Kian has not seen a lawyer and has not been permitted visitors. We are shocked and saddened by his detention and the charges against him, which are wholly without merit.
We believe Kian’s arrest was a terrible mistake, and are deeply concerned for his well-being. We call for the immediate release of Kian, Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, and other Iranian-American scholars detained in Iran.