Iran denying US-Iranian scholar representation

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June 14, 2007 17:43

 
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi said Thursday that despite contrary claims by the Iranian government, Teheran continues to prevent her from representing an Iranian-American scholar charged with acting against national security. Iran's judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi had said Tuesday that nothing was preventing Ebadi from meeting with Haleh Esfandiari, the director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars who was jailed in Iran in early May. But Ebadi said she went to the Revolutionary Court in Teheran on Wednesday and was prevented from meeting the official investigating Esfandiari's case. "Unfortunately, like the previous time on Monday, not only did they refuse to accept my legal representation, they didn't even allow me to go inside the building to see the investigating magistrate," Ebadi said in a statement Thursday, a copy of which was made available to The Associated Press.

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