photo with courtecy of Jenny Lee and the Daily Sundial
As International Women's Day was approaching, California State University Northridge held a panel with the topic of "Different Views of Iran & Iranian Women" inspired by CSUN graduate student and Campaign member Esha Momeni who has been forbidden to leave Iran for more than 100 days. This panel, which was also broadcast on March 9th on local California radio KPFK, focused on three sets of discussions. Participants were "Free Esha" CSUN graduate student activists Kara Lawton & John Daiquoag, One Million Signatures Campaign member Roja Bandari, and Code Pink members Rae Abileah and Ariel Vegosen who had recently come back from a trip to Iran.
For a full report on this event please click here. To hear parts of the KPFK report please refer to Professor Wall's blog by clicking here.
اين وبلاگ بازتاباننده اخبار مربوط به عشا مومني؛ هنرمند، دانشجو، و داوطلب کمپين يک ميليون امضا در کاليفرنيا مي باشد که در روز ۲۴ مهر ماه در تهران بازداشت شده است
هرچند عشا مومني روز ۲۰ آبان از زندان به قيد وثيقه ۲۰۰ ميليون توماني (سند منزل) آزاد شد اما همچنان ممنوع الخروج است و مسوولان ذيربط هيچ توضيحي دربارۀ روند پروندۀ قضائي وي نداده اند. عشا مومني ،دانشجوي ۲۸ ساله ، در حالي بازداشت شد که مشغول تحقيق بر پروذۀ کارشناسي ارشد خود بود. . به اميد بازگشت هرچه زودتر عشا
This blog reflects news about Esha Momeni, the Iranian American artist, CSUN student, and Iranian women's rights advocate (of the One Million Signatures Campaign), who was arrested on Oct 15th in Tehran while visiting Iran and working on her Master's thesis project.
Esha was released on an excessive bail ($200,000, deed to her parent’s house) after 20 days in solitary confinement, and is currently accused of engaging in "propaganda against the state". Her passport has been retained by the authorities therefore she is unable to leave the country despite her desire to come back to California.