Free Omid Kokabee; A Rally To Be Held At University of Texas-AustinBy Gem Ceeh, UniversityHerald Reporter
A physicist from University of Texas at Austin, named Omid Kokabee is in an Iran prison for five year for declining to cooperate on Military study for the Islamic Republic, has been found with kidney cancer.
Friends and supporters of Kokabee believe that the cancer is the result of the years-long declination to permit him to get treatment for his kidney disease. The illness diagnosis has now ignited professors and students at UT in Austin, many of whom are Kokabee's friends, to urge university officials and call the public's attention about his plight, International Human Rights in Iran reported.
A Ph.d student at UT, Navid Yaghmazadeh expressed his thought and addressed UT president Gregory L Fenves via twitter, "Omid should be here working on his research, not in prison, I wish he had more support from UT."
Yaghmazadeh stated a rally is now being fixed for the upcoming week, it will be held outside the Robert Lee Moor Hall in UT. The rallyists will show their support for Kokabee's rights to treatment. Yaghmazadeh, is also an Iranian student who enlisted at UT-Austin for his post-graduate studies five years ago. He is also trying to have a conversation with Fenves calling the UT president to assist increase consciousness to the suffering of the experimental laser physicist, Patch reported.
The details of the said rally is still being organized, Yagmazadeh explained the rally would possibly be attended by fellow Iranian students and some people from the physics department. Furthermore advocates are utilizing the powers of social media to spread the advocacy further on the physicist's imprisonment.