Friday, October 31, 2008

Iranian-American organizations issue statements voicing concern about Esha Momeni's detention

Two Iranian-American organization, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued separate statements expressing concern for Esha Momeni's arrest.
In its statement, NIAC states, "We ask the Iranian government to cease actions which hinder the ability of individuals of Iranian descent to visit their homeland and their families,"
According to its statement, "PAAIA calls on the authorities in Iran to respect and safeguard the rights, safety and security of all Iranian Americans traveling to Iran, including Ms. Momeni, and to make every effort to bring her case to an expeditious resolution."

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