The authorities in Iran continue to block the travel of the nation’s most prominent poet.
Last week, as she was about to board a flight to Paris, police seized the passport of Simin Behbahani, who is 82 and nearly blind.
Behbahani was interrogated all night long and then sent home — without her passport.
So far, she has not been charged with any crime. Neither the police nor the Revolutionary Court has asserted any legal basis for taking her passport.