Blogging for a free world

Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither (Benjamin Franklin)

Iran: Esha Momeni freed

with one comment

On November 10, after nearly a month in prison, Esha Momeni was released on $200,000 bail in the form of the deed to her parents’ home. The California State University student was visiting Tehran to conduct academic research on the Iranian women’s rights movement. Security officers arrested her during a traffic stop, seized her video tapes, and held her in solitary confinement since October 15 in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.

Momeni had been held for several weeks in solitary confinement. According to the deputy general prosecutor of Tehran, Momeni is charged with “propaganda against the state” Momeni is currently back at home with her family. However, her passport and travel documents are still in custody. Additionally, if Momeni is accused of violating bail, the government can take away her family’s home. There are unconfirmed reports today that Momeni is able to leave Iran until her court hearing.

via C.R.I.M.E. Report – November 18, 2008

Charged with propaganda against the State… Every totalitarian State has that clause as law.

Let’s hope Momeni can get back to USA without any other kind of harm…

Meanwhile there are US Congressmen who want to talk to Iran… This is no good…

Written by Claudia

November 19, 2008 at 7:59 pm

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. […] IRAN: Esha Momeni freed …. […]


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: