Iranian authorities release US student

The lawyer for an Iranian-American student detained in Teheran said on Tuesday that his client had been released on bail. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said that Esha Momeni was released Monday evening with a $200,000 bail after being questioned and planned to leave for the US as soon as possible. He said that there was no travel ban, though she could still go to trial for the unnamed "security charges." Momeni's father said he put up the deed of the family's Teheran apartment to cover the bail. The 28-year old California State University student went to prison after police stopped her Oct. 15 for an alleged driving violation.