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Iranian-American student arrested in Tehran
An Iranian-American student has been arrested for suspected political activity in Tehran. Although she has not yet been charged, Esha Momeni stands accused of being involved in a Women's Rights Equality Campaign.
Momeni, a student at Northiridge campus of California State University, was arrested on 15 October. She was traveling in Iran to carry out research for her thesis on women's rights.
A One-Million-Signature campaign aims at putting pressure on the Iranian government to abolish discrimination towards women. Involvement in the campaign has result in a number of arrests in 2008.
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