TEHRAN — A judiciary official said Tuesday that there was no obstacle barring a Cal State Northridge graduate student from leaving Iran, even as her father said authorities had seized her American passport.
Ali Reza Jamshidi, spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said Iranian American student Esha Momeni was free to leave Iran until "the trial time in the future." But her father, Reza Momeni, told The Times that her travel documents were being held by authorities.
"Esha's passports have been seized so she cannot go out," he said. "Meanwhile, it has not been determined when the trial will be held."
Momeni's lawyer said he was told by an investigator at the political and security court where the California-born student was being held that he should return Monday to talk about his client's case.