Iranian-American scholar leaves Iran with charges pending Joshua Pantesco at 9:41 AM ET
[JURIST] Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile; JURIST news archive], who was released on bail [JURIST report] 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-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her lawyer said last week that the Iranian government still has charges pending against her [JURIST report]. AP has more.
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