Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

CSUN Grad Student Released from Iranian Jail

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.
5b2c5d764488b3000928195f-original.jpg

"Esha Momeni, the 28-year-old grad student that was arrested last month in Iran, has been released by the Iranian government after 25 days in jail," reports CSUN's campus newspaper, the Daily Sundial. Momeni, who was in Iran working on a part of her Master's thesis on women’s issues there, is "is being charged with 'propagandizing against the regime,'" according to professor and chair of Gender & Women's Studies Dr. Nayereh Tohidi. Momeni is expected to return to the US next week. The Daily News reports that "Hassan Hussein, a close friends of Momeni's, said she was freed on bail after her family surrendered the deed to their home to Iranian authorities."