September 25, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
The Iranian government ended the four-month detention of Iranian-American peace activist Ali Shakeri Monday, releasing him on bail in the amount of 1 million rials (approximately USD$110,000). Shakeri, a founding member of the University of California, Irvine, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, is ...[read more]
September 20, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Iran released on bail Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh from prison Wednesday, according to IRNA, the official Iranian news agency. Tajbakhsh, employed by the Open Society Institute, will not be allowed to leave Iran without judicial approval. Tajbakhsh and Iranian-American scholar ...[read more]
September 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Detained Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh is expected to be released from a Tehran prison within the next few days, according to comments from Tajbakhsh and those of an Iranian spokesman talking to journalists during a interview at the notorious Evin Prison Tuesday. Tajbakh... ...[read more]
September 3, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari, who was released on bail from Iranian custody in August, obtained a passport from Tehran and left Iran Sunday night for an unknown destination, according to her lawyer. Esfandiari, an American citizen, is the director of the Middle East program at the US- ...[read more]
August 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi said Monday that she has urged UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to investigate allegations that the Iranian government has been detaining women's rights activists and charging them with national secur... ...[read more]
August 22, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
A lawyer for recently released Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari said Wednesday that national security charges are still pending against Esfandiari and that a trial is expected. Esfandiari was released from Iranian custody on bail Tuesday, but human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize ...[read more]
August 21, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Lawyers for detained Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari have been informed that she will be released from custody once $320,000 in bail has been paid, an anonymous source from the Iranian judiciary said Tuesday. Though one of Esfandiari's lawyers told Reuters that he has not yet been info... ...[read more]
August 12, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
A senior judicial official in Iran said Sunday that prosecutors have completed their investigation into two Iranian-American scholars who have been detained since May. Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Haddad said that the two scholars- Dr. Haleh Esfandiari of the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International ...[read more]
August 6, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi requested the assistance of the UN Human Rights Council to end Iran's arbitrary detention of Iranian-American scholar Dr. Haleh Esfandiari in a letter sent Monday to the UN body's Arbitrary Detention Wor... ...[read more]
July 25, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Iranian Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Ejehei said Wednesday that new arrests have been made in the conspiracy cases against Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, a consultant with... ...[read more]

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