The Nobel Peace Prize 2003
"for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children." in nobelprize.org
Iran arrests human rights lawyer
Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi is a longtime advocate for human rights in Iran. Ebadi, who is in Switzerland, tells NPR that human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani has been arrested in Tehran. in npr.org, June 17
Iran arrests Shirin Ebadi’s close colleague
Erbil, 9 July (AKnews) – Muhammad Ali, an Iranian lawyer and one of the colleagues of the Noble laureate Shirin Ebadi, was arrested in his office, a leading French daily reported on Thursday.
The French Le Figaro quoted Muhammad Saidzadih, one of the colleagues of Muhammad Ali, that Ali was arrested on Wednesday while he was working in his office, “he was arrested by the Iranian police”.
Ali was one of the founder members of Center for the Defense of Human Rights in Iran (CDHR) which is led by Ebadi.
The organization is critical of the conditions of human rights in Iran.
The report did not explain why the lawyer was arrested, and there is no further detail as of yet. in aknews.com/en