PHILADELPHIA -- An Iranian legal scholar has been released from custody after being detained by Iran for several months as he awaited U.S. visa clearance to travel to Philadelphia as a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Mehdi Zakerian, an assistant professor of human rights at an independent university in Tehran, was released on bail several weeks ago, but the Iranian government has not returned his passport to him.
Regina Austin, University of Pennsylvania Law professor
Michael Wong, Penn Law student
Gretchen Berland, Yale Medical School professor
Carol Jacobsen, University of Michigan professor
Margie Smith, Think Tank Films
WHAT: “Building Video Bridges”
WHEN: Oct. 17, 2008