Saturday, August 15, 2009

Esha Momeni Free!

The 29-year-old graduate student at, California State University, Northridge, Esha Momeni, has been freed from Iran and has returned to the Los Angeles area in time to start the fall semester on August 24.

She went to Iran last summer to film interviews with activist women in Iran in order to make a documentary for her Master's degree in Communication at CSUN.

Her filming was regarded as subversive and she was arrested in Tehran on October 15, 2009, and then held in Evin Prison for 25 days. Though she was then allowed to return to her parents' home, her travel documents were taken from her, preventing her return to the US.

I look forward to hearing her speak about her experiences and about the events surrounding the recent elections and protests in Iran.

No doubt some events will be scheduled on the campus, where rallies were held during the past year to support her. (I work part-time there.)

For further details, see the Los Angeles Times:,0,4260822.story .

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