US Scholar Held in Iran Freed on Bail

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Haleh Esfandiari is one of four Iranian-Americans detained in Iran. Last December, the Director the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was en route to the airport from Tehran, where she'd been visiting her 93 year-old mother. Three masked men detained her and threatened to kill her, after which she was interrogated for as long as eight hours at a time. Today, she was released from prison, but only on bail.  She still cannot leave the country. Borzou Daragahi, who often reports from Tehran for the Los Angeles Times, joins us from Irbil in Northern Iraq.

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Guest:
Borzou Daragahi - BuzzFeed News - @borzou

Host:
Warren Olney

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Vanessa Romo, Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton