Esha Momeni was detained in mid-October during a visit to Iran from the United States to see family and carry out research on the women's movement. She was freed on November 10 after spending almost four weeks in a Tehran prison.
Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi, who late last year said he saw no obstacle to Momeni leaving Iran, said she had been banned again from departing because of a new charge against her that was being investigated. He did not give details.
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