It’s a show of solidarity with an Iranian medical scientist in a Swedish jail. His offence? Domestic violence. But for this, he says Swedish psychologists in prison have been encouraging him to commit suicide. Now his patients, students and colleagues, who have gathered in front of the Swedish embassy in Tehran, are telling him that not all hope is lost. A sure sign that Dr. Hojjatollah Rabbani still has a long, happy and professional life ahead of him.
Under the Swedish law, those who commit an offense after a sudden mental collapse, could go free, but this has to be recommended in the psychiatric evaluation.
The colleagues of the Iranian scientist say he has discovered a molecule that could possibly cure cancer. They say it’s once in a lifetime medical opportunity that could easily slip away if he is found guilty by the Swedish criminal justice.
Rabbani is still at a psychiatric center in Stockholm awaiting the court’s final decision. He could face up to five years in prison pending the results of his psychiatric evaluation.