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Rights group calls opposition house arrests “illegal”

The Human Rights Defenders Centre has issued a statement declaring that the house arrests of Zahra Rahnavard, MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi are “illegal.” » read more

Shirin Ebadi: Untold Truths about the Nuclear Issue

A new round of “Zamaneh Debate” will take place on February 15 in Amsterdam with Shirin Ebadi, Sohrab Razzaghi and Mehran Mostafavi focussing on the nuclear issue.  In anticipation of the event, Zamaneh interviewed Ms. Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate and legal expert and the force behind the National Dialogue on Nuclear Energy, an initiative to trigger public discussion of nuclear policies. » read more

Nobel laureate calls mass execution illegal vengeance

Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi has spoken out against the mass execution of 16 convicts in Sistan-Baluchistan, saying their treatment violates legal procedures and highlights the Iranian judiciary’s lack of independence. » read more

Iran’s Nobel laureate shines light on dervishes’ plight

Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran to highlight the plight of jailed dervishes in Iran, who have been on hunger strike to protest their mistreatment by the Iranian judiciary. » read more

Another Iranian journalist jailed amid outrage

Ali Dehghan has become the latest journalist to be swept up in a wave of arrests by Iranian authorities, despite widespread outrage over the past few days both inside and outside Iran. » read more

Groups rally support for condemned prisoners

Shirin Ebadi issued a joint statement today with 29 Iranian and international human rights organizations, calling for a halt to the execution of five Iranian-Arab political prisoners on death row in Ahwaz. » read more

Activists unite to call for student freedom

The Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi has joined with Amnesty International, Justice for Iran and the Advocacy Council for the Right to Education to call for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners, including jailed student activists, on the occasion of National Students Day. » read more

Nobel laureate calls on UN to protect Iranian women

Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has written to the United Nations to protest the Islamic Republic’s recent policies toward women. » read more

Activists decry travel ban for young girl

Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian Nobel Peace laureate, has written to UNICEF to describe the recent travel ban imposed on the 13-year-old daughter of jailed lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. » read more

Human rights lawyer to serve 13-year sentence

Iranian human rights lawyer and activist Abdolfattah Soltani has been sentenced to 13 years in jail by a Tehran Revolutionary Court. » read more