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9/6/2007 - UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Met with Iranian Women's Rights Activists
During a recent trip to Iran, United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Louise Arbour met with women's rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi on the status of women in Iran....

9/5/2007 - Iranian-American Scholar Heads Back to US
Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari left Iran earlier this week after eight months of detention....

8/21/2007 - Haleh Esfandiari Released From Prison on Bail
Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari was released from prison in Iran on bail today, the ISNA news agency reports....

8/15/2007 - Iranian-American Scholar Reaches 100th Day of Imprisonment
Haleh Esfandiari, an Iranian-American scholar who has worked extensively for women's rights, has now been held in Iran for 100 days on charges that she was conspiring to overthrow the government and committing espionage....

5/30/2007 - Espionage Added to Charges Against Iranian-American Scholar
A spokesperson for Iran's judiciary announced yesterday that three Iranian-Americans, including academic and women's rights advocate Haleh Esfandiari, have been formally charged with endangering national security and espionage....

5/22/2007 - Iranian-American Scholar Charged with Revolutionary Conspiracy
Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari was charged yesterday with conspiring to overthrow Iran's government after being imprisoned two weeks ago when she tried to return to the US from Iran....