Haleh Esfandiari: Tehran Will Put Iranian-American Scholar on Trial, Her Lawyer Says





Haleh Esfandiari, the Iranian-American scholar who was released on bail from prison in Iran on Tuesday, will not be able to leave the country anytime soon. Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning lawyer who is representing Ms. Esfandiari, told the Associated Press that her client’s passport had not been returned and that the Iranian authorities had not indicated when or if it might be.

Ms. Esfandiari is accused of endangering Iranian national security by trying to foment a “soft” revolution through her work as the director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington. “The next stage is that a date will be set for the trial,” Ms. Ebadi said.


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