Vigil Held for Xiyue Wang

September 20, 2017

Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, shown here with his wife and their young son before he was detained in Iran in 2016. Photo courtesy of Hua Qu.

On Friday, September 15, 2017, a vigil was held in support of Xiyue Wang and his family at East Pyne. Xiyue Wang is a Princeton graduate student in History. He was detained in Iran in August 2016 and sentenced to ten years in imprisonment in April 2017. More information is available at

The speakers at the vigil included his wife, Hua Qu, his friends, and History faculty and graduate students.