Espionage Charges by Iran

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars president Lee Hamilton spoke about recent reports indicating that Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence has charged… read more

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars president Lee Hamilton spoke about recent reports indicating that Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence has charged Haleh Esfandiari, director of the center’s Middle East Program, with espionage and “endangering national security through propaganda against the system.” Shaul Bakhash, Haleh Esfandiari’s husband, also spoke about his wife. She had been imprisoned for more than three weeks, after having been detained in Iran for over four months.

On December 21, 2006, Haleh Esfandiari, a dual Iranian-American national, traveled from Washington D.C. to Tehran, Iran, to visit her 93-year old mother for one week. She was not allowed to return, interrogated and threatened, pressured to make a false confession or to falsely implicate the Wilson Center in activities in which it had no part, and then imprisioned. close

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198405-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 2007 | 9:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 01, 2007 | 11:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 31, 2007 | 9:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2007 | 3:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2007 | 6:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2007 | 11:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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