Iranian judiciary cites error in summoning of Nobel Peace Prize winner

Iranian judiciary cites error in summoning of Nobel Peace Prize winner

[JURIST] Iran's judiciary has said that a mistake was to blame for the issuance of a summons [JURIST report] to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi [Nobel Committee profile], calling her to appear before the Revolutionary Court [Iranian Judiciary official website], which normally handles political and security cases. A judiciary spokesman explained that the summons actually referred to a private complaint against Ebadi alleging "insult." The spokesman said the case would take place in public court if it actually goes forward. Ebadi had refused to comply [JURIST report] with an ultimatum to appear before the Revolutionary Court by Sunday in the original summons. AFP has more.