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An Iranian cancer researcher who was detained at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been sent back to his home country.


Detained Iranian researcher sent back to home country

BOSTON — An Iranian cancer researcher who was detained at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been sent back to his home country.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokeswoman Stephanie Malin said Mohsen Dehnavi and his family were put on a return flight shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Dehnavi was arriving in the U.S. to start work at a prominent Boston hospital.

Boston Children’s Hospital said in a statement earlier Tuesday that Dehnavi was prevented from entering the country with his wife and three young children despite holding a J-1 visa for visiting scholars. They arrived at the airport Monday.

The hospital said the reasons for the detention were unclear.

“Boston Children’s hopes that this situation will be quickly resolved and Dr. Dehnavi and his family will be released and allowed to enter the U.S.,” hospital spokesman Rob Graham said in the statement. “The hospital is committed to doing its utmost to support Dr. Dehnavi and his family.”

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