Iran to probe threats against Nobel laureate Ebadi

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered police to investigate threats made against Iran's 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, state radio reported on Tuesday.

Iran to probe threats against Nobel laureate Ebadi
Ebadi, a human rights lawyer, on Monday sent a letter to Iran's police chief complaining about threats against her and her family in recent months, along with copies of three handwritten, anonymous warnings.

Her office also faxed the material to Reuters.

State radio said Ahmadinejad had ordered Iran's police chief to investigate and to ensure Ebadi's security.

"It is the police's duty to preserve the security and safety of all Iranian citizens. The issue should be investigated and violators should be handed over to the judiciary," Ahmadinejad said, according to state radio.

One of the letters read: "Shirin Ebadi, your death is near."

Last Mod: 16 Nisan 2008, 08:43
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