National Press Club

Wife of Princeton grad student jailed in Iran to speak Thursday

August 6, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Marking the third anniversary of Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang’s imprisonment in Iran, his wife, Hua Qu, will comment on his case and its status at a National Press Club Newsmaker event Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

In August 2016, Xiyue was conducting research for his doctoral thesis in Tehran when he was arrested, charged and convicted of espionage and sentenced to 10 years in prison by Iranian authorities. A naturalized American citizen, Wang has not seen his wife or six-year-old son in three years. He is being held amid the nearly 40-year-old political battle between the United States and Iran.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, however, registration is required.