U.S. student being held in prison in Iran
U.S. student being held in prison in Iran
File photo shows an Iranian soldier walking in a corridor of Evin prison during a journalist's visit to the prison in Tehran, Iran on June 13, 2006. Esha Momeni, 28, an Iranian-American student from Los Angeles is imprisoned in Tehran and is not being allowed to talk to her family, her attorney says. Momeni, described as a researcher looking into the status of women in Iran, was pulled over for a traffic infraction in Tehran on October 15 and is now being held at the notorious Evin prison. Momeni has been allowed one phone conversation since her arrest, which her attorney says may have been related to the One Million Signatures campaign, in which women in Iran are pressing for more rights. Several Iranian-Americans were held for months in Iran last year because the government suspected them of working for a "velvet revolution," and were eventually released without being charged, the BBC reported. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
OTR:
IRN20081031100
Date:
October 30, 2008
Object Name:
American student held in Iranian Prison
Keywords:
NEWS
Category:
International News
Supplemental Codes:
International Relations, Politics, People




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