Iranian Doctor Denied U.S. Entry Accused Of Links To Basij Force

An Iranian medical researcher who was prevented from entering the United States to work at a Boston hospital is believed to have been an active member of the Basij force used in Iran as a tool of state repression.

Seyed Mohsen Dehnavi was the head of the Basiji at Tehran’s Sharif University, former students at the university and activists claim.

Several former Sharif University students who did not want to be identified because of fear of government harassment told RFE/RL that Dehnavi was involved in putting pressure on reformist students.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I remember the news stories from this just a few days ago bleating on and on about how that doctor was trying o come to America because he was looking for a cure for cancer.
    What crap!

    • Pure leftist bullshit.

      • andycanuck

        Maybe he can apply at Sick Kids?

    • One cannot bend the existing laws on a whim.

      I guess consistency bothers the bleeding hearts.

  • andycanuck

    Now you know… the rest of the story.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      No kidding!
      I swear, half the time I hear of my country doing something that sounds dick-headed I find out we actually had a really good reason to do what we did.
      There other half of the time…
      Well, we are much better than it looks.

      • Alain

        Obama would have said no problem.

  • Good.