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Nobel winner resists Iran court summons

[JURIST] Following up on a JURIST report from Thursday, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi [Nobel profile] said Saturday she won't respond to a court summons from an Iranian Revolutionary Court [Iranian Judiciary official website] in spite of the risk of arrest. "The manner in which the summons has been arranged is illegal. I won't go to the court," Ebadi told the Associated Press, claiming the summons did not specify a reason for her to appear. US State Department officials have stated that they are monitoring the situation for any violation of international human rights standards [2003 State Dept. human rights report on Iran]. Read the State Department press release. Iranian Revolutionary Courts have tried and convicted intellectuals in the past in connection with issues ranging from political reform and national security. AP has more.

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