Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

Accidents can happen in an instant - be safe this summer.

The Eaton Calendar - July 15

Community gathers to celebrate hometown heroes

The cooking keeping campers content at Hills Creek!

Fun & games for all ages!

Developing your emotional IQ and improving your relationships

GIA Graduate Gemologist Bethany Hawn opens store in Wellsboro

Interviews with Mayor Nickerson on Small Town, Big Heart

Paramedic Gregg Martuccio encourages summertime safety!

 
 
 

False arrest and fake charges!

Mansfield University Students are advocating for his release.

 

by John Vogt - April 18, 2019

Xiyue Wang is in the hands of a brutal regime in Iran, and his imprisonment is sounding the alarm on an increased number of attacks on American citizens as well as others from around the world especially those in the academic world. The charges are fake while the incarceration is very real and frightening.

Now, as Xiyue Wang’s nightmare continues Honors Students at Mansfield University are taking up his cause while participating in a Human Rights Advocacy course. These MU students are working in collaboration with Scholars at Risk, an organization based at New York University. The students are calling for the immediate release of Xiyue Wang and working hard to inform others about his plight.

Xiyue Wang is a student and a US Citizen. He was in Iran on a legal Visa studying Farsi and doing research on the Persian Dynasty for his dissertation. Then on August 7, 2016, he was arrested and charged with espionage and plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Mr. Wang is one of several US Citizens who has been falsely accused of spying in an effort by Iran to put pressure on the United States for political reasons. Mr. Wang’s wife and son are under great distress as they wait for Xiyue to come home.

Xiyue Wang remains in Evin Prison in Tehran, notorious for its human rights abuses. Friends, family and US Officials confirm Xiyue Wang’s innocence. He is not a spy, and the research he was doing for his dissertation presented no threat to Iran or its government.

Please take a few moments to watch today’s broadcast and consider joining with the Honors Students at Mansfield University to secure Xiyue Wang’s release.

We have listed several links below to provide you with more information along with ways that you can become involved.

ScholarsAtRisk.org
Twitter.com/MansfieldSAR
Instagram:@SARMansfield
http://munews.mansfield.edu/?p=3036

Here is a link that Princeton University updates regarding Xiyue Wang’s case: https://www.princeton.edu/node/91351

Here is a link the MU Twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/mansfieldsar?lang=en

Here are a couple of media links to give you more background info:
Princeton Article
New York Times
Fox News

Here is a link to the organization that MU students are collaborating with to help secure his release: Scholars at Risk

And here is a link to “Take Action” – contacting leaders of Iran and the US calling for his immediate release:
http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50943/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=25478#Action

Credits:

Videography: John Vogt

Video Editing: Andrew Moore

Writing: John Vogt

Anchor: Rhonda Pearson

Correspondent: Johanna Vogt

 

Produced by Vogt Media

Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, First Citizens Community Bank

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Accidents can happen in an instant - be safe this summer.

July 16, 2019

 

Excerpts from the Eaton Calendar - Update

July 16, 2019

 

Community gathers to celebrate hometown heroes

July 15, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

July 13, 2019

 

The cooking keeping campers content at Hills Creek!

July 12, 2019

 

Fun & games for all ages!

July 11, 2019

 

Developing your emotional IQ and improving your relationships

July 10, 2019

 

GIA Graduate Gemologist Bethany Hawn opens store in Wellsboro

July 9, 2019

 

Interviews with Mayor Nickerson on Small Town, Big Heart

July 8, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

July 6, 2019

 

Paramedic Gregg Martuccio encourages summertime safety!

July 5, 2019

 

Cap your Independence Day week with red, white, and blue!

July 4, 2019

 

Stay safe this holiday season and enjoy Independence Day!

July 3, 2019

 

Earn Bonus Bucks with these Independence Day sales!

July 2, 2019

 

South scores 2nd straight D4 All-Star Game win, 19-7

July 1, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

June 29, 2019

 

Enjoy the summer safely, today on Movin' Together!

June 28, 2019

 

Set off on a strong start in your homebuying journey

June 27, 2019

 

A handful of summer fun and activities around Tioga County

June 26, 2019

 

Take a trip back in time to Draper's Super Bees!

June 24, 2019

 

Drew Seeling helps students discover their passion

June 24, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

June 22, 2019

 

The Main Street Creamery opens in Wellsboro

June 21, 2019

 

Back to Basics: the importance of interdependence

June 20, 2019

 

Ken Serfass brings history to life!

June 19, 2019

 

Meet this year's Laurel Queen and her court!

June 18, 2019

 

Highlights from the juried arts & craft fair and parade!

June 17, 2019

 

A week of Home Page Network feature highlights!

June 15, 2019

 

Hamilton-Gibson summer camp performs a classic!

June 14, 2019

 

Training Children in Spirit, Mind, and Body

June 12, 2019

 
 

Load More Stories