Iranian judiciary cites error in summoning of Nobel Peace Prize winner

[JURIST] Iran's judiciary has said that a mistake was to blame for the issuance of a summons [JURIST report] to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi [Nobel Committee profile], calling her to appear before the Revolutionary Court [Iranian Judiciary official website], which normally handles political and security cases. A judiciary spokesman explained that the summons actually referred to a private complaint against Ebadi alleging "insult." The spokesman said the case would take place in public court if it actually goes forward. Ebadi had refused to comply [JURIST report] with an ultimatum to appear before the Revolutionary Court by Sunday in the original summons. AFP has more.

 

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.