Iran: Nobel laureate files lawsuit against news agency

Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi said Monday she had filed a lawsuit against Iran's official news agency because of an incorrect report that her daughter converted from Islam. Ebadi said Monday she was taking IRNA to court for "spreading lies and insults." Last month, IRNA reported that Ebadi's daughter converted to the Baha'i faith - which is not recognized in Iran - to earn Baha'i support for her mother's humanitarian work. Ebadi and her daughter, Narges Tavassolian, deny the report and say they're both Shi'ite Muslims, the majority faith in Iran. Ebadi is scheduled to defend seven Baha'i leaders arrested in May for allegedly endangering Iran's national security.