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As her son is released from Iranian prison, Seattle mother wants to help other families of detainees

It’s was tense, was it real, then 3 a.m. call for Kexu Lan, mother of Xiyue Wang, who has just been released from prison in Iran.   (Ck the time)

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Kexu Lan's son, UW alum Xiyue Wang, was in Iran in 2016 doing research for his Ph.D., when he was accused of espionage. Lan said she spoke to her son Saturday morning "like we were never separated.”

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