updated 11/11/2008 6:54:23 PM ET 2008-11-11T23:54:23

The lawyer for an Iranian-American student detained in Tehran said his client has been released on bail.

Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said Tuesday that Esha Momeni was released Monday evening on $200,000 bail.

The lawyer said the 28-year-old student at California State University planned to leave for the U.S. as soon as possible.

He said authorities had not imposed a travel ban on Momeni. But, he said, she could still go to trial on unspecified "security charges."

Momeni's father said he put up the deed to the family's Tehran apartment to cover the bail.

Momeni was detained on Oct. 15. Activists believe she was arrested for her involvement in a women's rights campaign.

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