Iranian-American student arrested while conducting research on women’s rights in Iran

Iranian-American Esha Momeni, a graduate student of California State University, is being detained in Iran for her part in the One-Million-Signature campaign, which calls for changes to laws deemed discriminatory towards Iranian women. She was in Iran to carry out research for her graduate thesis on women’s rights.

Ms. Momeni was arrested for a traffic violation, detained for her activities in the women’s campaign, and remains in custody in Iran’s Evin prison. Iran does not recognize dual citizenship, and calls Ms. Momeni’s arrest “an internal matter.”

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  1. […] Posted on November 11, 2008 by studentsforchoice Esha Momeni, who was arrested October 15th for a traffic violation in Iran, has been released on bail:  Momeni’s parents have handed over the deed to their […]

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