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Imprisoned Iranian Physics Graduate Released After 5 Years in Jail
Omid Kokabee—an APS member and physics graduate student — has been released on parole.
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APS President Writes to Turkish President
In February, APS President Homer Neal wrote to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to express concern over the mistreatment of scholars--including scientists--who had signed a petition calling for the Turkish government to end its military operations in the Kurdish region of the country.
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