Ebadi urges UN probe of Iran women's rights Michael Sung at 3:09 PM ET
[JURIST] Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi [advocacy website, in Persian; JURIST news archive] said Monday that she has urged UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official website; JURIST news archive] to investigate allegations that the Iranian government has been detaining women's rights activists and charging them with national security offenses. Ebadi, who says that approximately 50 activists have been detained for advocating women's rights, is asking Arbour to dispatch a special rapporteur to Iran.
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