November 6, 2008

Free Esha Momeni Candlelight Vigil @ CSUN 11/12/08

On October 24, I posted information on the arrest of Esha Momeni, a graduate student at California State University, Northridge.  Momeni was arrested in Iran while conducting graduate research for her advanced degree in Communication Studies.

According to a fellow student, “A U.S. citizen by birth and Iranian by descent, Esha was in Tehran interviewing women who are part of the women’s rights movement there.  The purpose of her research was to show the depth and strength of Iranian women to those of here who often underestimate their roles.  Esha has now been charged with crimes stating that she poses a threat to Iranian security.  We, her fellow students, respectfully ask the Iranian officials to release her, safely, to her family, and we hope that you will join us in this request.”

In an effort to raise awareness on Momeni’s current situation and as part of the collaborative effort to bring her home, a candlelight vigil will be held in her honor.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 4:30PM

WHERE: California State University, Northridge @ the Grand Staircase in front of the Oviatt Library

For further information, visit: the official myspace page maintained by her fellow graduate students, the Esha Momeni blog , facebook page, or the latest news report from Reuters.