Jafar Yaghoobi

Jafar Yaghoobi, PhD (San Francisco, CA), was released from prison in 1989 and subsequently escaped to Turkey and then joined his wife and daughter in Germany. In 1990, they all moved to the U.S. He worked as a genetics research scientist in the Department of Nematology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis, until his retirement in 2005. Since his retirement he has been active in bringing attention to human rights abuses in Iran.