My graduate student Esha Momeni continues to face a travel ban in Iran, which is holding her passport so that she cannot come back to
Los Angeles to finish her master’s degree. Here is a KPFK segment about Esha and her situation, asking the Iranian government to let her go:
To help Esha
- 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 allow Ms. Momeni to return to the US without conditions to complete her academic work. 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.
Leader of the Islamic Republic His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran
Faxes: (from the US dial 011, then) + 98.21.649.5880 / 21.774.2228 (98=country code for Iran; 21 = Tehran)
- Sign the online petition asking for her release
- Read the words of her friends and follow the latest news about her case at For Esha.
- Keep up with the Mass Comm graduate students working to free their classmate.