Women's rights advocate arrested in Tehran

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"Esha Momeni, women's rights advocate and a member of the Campaign from
California was arrested on Wednesday October 15, 2008, while on a visit to
Tehran. Momeni who is a photographer and graduate student was arrested in an
unusual and illegal manner after being pulled over on Moddaress highway, by
individuals who identified themselves as under cover traffic police on the
pretense that she had unlawfully passed another vehicle while driving. Esha was
arrested and taken to Section 209 of Evin Prison, managed by the Intelligence
and Security Ministry."

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