July 5, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Prominent Iranian rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and banned from working as a lawyer and a teacher for 10 years after being convicted of seeking to overthrow the government. He had represented some of the activists involved in the protests following ...[read more]
November 27, 2009
by Sarah Miley
The Iranian government was accused Thursday of confiscating the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi. The government seized the medal from Ebadi's safety deposit box in Tehran and froze her bank accounts three weeks ago, claiming that Ebadi owes $400,000 in ...[read more]
December 22, 2008
by Jay Carmella
Iranian security forces on Sunday raided and closed the offices of a human rights group run by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shirin Ebadi. The Iranian judiciary declared that the office of Ebadi's Center for the Defense of Human Rights did not have the proper legal permits. The closure ...[read more]
May 19, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Iranian government is engaged in systematic human rights abuses, an Iranian human rights group said in an annual report released Sunday. The Defenders of Human Rights Centre, a group founded and headed by 2003 Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, condemned the government for continued ...[read more]
October 17, 2007
by Deirdre Jurand
An Iranian court sentenced three university students to prison terms ranging from two to three years for insulting Islam and Islamic clerics, the students' lawyer said Tuesday. Officials arrested the students, Majid Tavakoli, Ahmed Ghassaban and Ehsan Mansouri, in May along with five other ...[read more]
August 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi said Monday that she has urged UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to investigate allegations that the Iranian government has been detaining women's rights activists and charging them with national ...[read more]
August 22, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
A lawyer for recently released Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari said Wednesday that national security charges are still pending against Esfandiari and that a trial is expected. Esfandiari was released from Iranian custody on bail Tuesday, but human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize ...[read more]
August 6, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi requested the assistance of the UN Human Rights Council to end Iran's arbitrary detention of Iranian-American scholar Dr. Haleh Esfandiari in a letter sent Monday to the UN body's Arbitrary Detention Wor... ...[read more]
June 25, 2007
by Michael Sung
Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi Monday accused the Iranian government of interfering in judicial affairs to prevent the release of two US clients currently detained by Iranian authorities. In a letter to Iranian Judiciary head Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi ...[read more]
June 11, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Iranian-American scholar Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, currently detained by the Iranian government, is being denied access to counsel, according to her lawyer, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International ...[read more]

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