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Iran detains Nobel laureate's sister

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:40 pm
by onepence~2
Iran detains Nobel laureate's sister
December 28, 2009 9:23 p.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/ ... cnn_latest

(CNN) -- Iranian intelligence officials have detained the sister of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian lawyer and human rights activist said.

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Shirin Ebadi's law firm represents seven members of Iran's Baha'i Community who have been charged with espionage. She said she is certain Iranian officials are trying to intimidate her by harassing her sister, but, she said, she will not back down.

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Re: Iran detains Nobel laureate's sister

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:32 pm
by onepence~2
Rights group slams arrests of women’s rights activists in Iran

Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2010

http://televisionwashington.com/floater ... 1&id=16994

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“The arrest of Shirin Ebadi’s sister is an act of hostage-taking by the state and should be strongly condemned by the international community,” said Rhodes.

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The website named 92 people detained, including 17 journalists and members of the Baha’i faith. Another 94 unnamed students have also been arrested, mostly in the city of Mashhad, it said.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose disputed re-election has triggered numerous protests since the 12 June vote, has accused the United States, Britain and Israel of staging the latest anti-government demonstrations.

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