美国以违反美方对伊制裁为由关押伊朗科学家


An Iranian stem cell research scientist has been detained by US law enforcement agencies since October last year because federal prosecutors believe he is trying to deliver medical biomaterials to Iran, in violation of US trade sanctions against Iran.

[Save money and get guilty]

Masud Sulemani traveled from the Iranian capital Tehran to the United States in October last year and plans to complete the final phase of treatment for stroke patients at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Sulemani landed in the third largest city in the United States, Chicago, Illinois. The US prosecutor used an indictment prepared in June 2018 and then sealed up, arrested Sulemani, canceled his visa, and held him in custody. A detention facility south of Atlanta, Georgia.

The federal prosecutor accused Sulemani and his two previous students of not being authorized to plot and attempt to transport biological materials from the United States to Iran. If the court found the charge after the trial, the three defendants face up to 20 years in prison.

The Associated Press reported that Sulemani’s team of lawyers said that Sulemani used the opportunity of students to return to Iran from the United States in September 2016, trying to bring students back to Iran for the recombinant protein needed for a batch of experiments.

The Associated Press reported that customs officials intercepted the batch of recombinant protein at the Atlanta airport on September 6. The United States sanctioned Iran, causing soaring domestic prices in Iran. Sulemani’s lawyer, Leonard Franco, said that the protein spent $8,000 in the United States and $40,000 in Iran.

[Experiment required]

The team of defense lawyers of the three scientists said that their clients did not do the wrong thing. Recombinant proteins are medical materials that bring non-commercial medical materials to Iran differently than exports and do not require US official approval.

xx佛朗哥律师在一份法庭文件中写道,重组蛋白用于干细胞研究;苏莱曼尼的研究“在拯救生命的领域取得了一些进展,这有助于残疾的再生,”“这不是一种支持恐怖主义的活动。它不伤害人类,但习惯于善待和服务人类。“

检方在几份法庭文件中称,美国多年来一直对伊朗实施制裁,除非是非常特殊的情况,否则不允许将货物出口到伊朗。 Sulemani的情况是不允许的。

检方表示,“医学研究项目,例如这次有问题的蛋白质,不包括在(特殊情况)定义的范围内”,有必要申请美国财政部外国资产管制办公室的许可。出口前他们的结论是,这三位科学家受过良好教育,在智力上无动于衷,应该知道他们的国家正遭受制裁。

辩护律师反驳美国和伊朗之间不断变化的关系,这导致了模棱两可的制裁,令人费解。

据美联社报道,自美国总统唐纳德特朗普就职以来,美国和伊拉克之间的紧张局势升级。美国于2018年5月宣布退出伊朗核协议,并逐步恢复对该协议暂停的对伊拉克的制裁;同年6月,亚特兰大联邦检察官对Sulemani提起起诉。 (席维)(新华社特刊)