At the Vigil: Esha “One of Our Own”

The Daily News‘ story and video about the vigil:  “Esha is an ambassador for peace.”

Daily Sundial:  “Iranian women ‘have a voice‘ and the stereotype of ‘Middle Eastern passiveness’ is not true.”

KPCC’s online version.

Here is a citizen media report by Vic Corona about organizing the vigil: “Thanks to people like her, change happens in the world.”

The photos below are now individually captioned at Flickr in a lame attempt to amuse bored grad students.

While we are happy she has been released from prison, Esha is still in Iran and still facing charges. Her parents put up the deed to their home so that she could be released on bail.

To help:

  • Write a letter asking the Iranian government to drop all charges and allow Esha to return to California to complete her degree.  Based on the recommendations of the Observatory for Human Rights Defenders, consider the following text:

Please guarantee in all circumstances the physical and psychological integrity of Ms. Esha Momeni, and immediately drop all charges and unconditionally release Ms. Momeni. Her arrest was in connection with her peaceful activities in support of equal rights for women in Iran and in the context of her graduate research.   Please allow Ms. Momeni to return to the US without conditions to complete her academic work.

Send to:

Leader of the Islamic Republic, His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader, Shoahada Street, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran, Faxes: + 98.21.649.5880 / 21.774.2228, Email:


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