Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General Concerned for Safety of Shirin Ebadi

Sunday 4 January 2009

Change for Equality: The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has issued a statement showing his deep concerns about threats against Shirin Ebadi. The text of this statement appears below:

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on Iran

(New York, 3 January 2009) - The Secretary-General is greatly concerned about reports that Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi has been threatened in recent days, her Center for the Defense of Human Rights broken into and materials taken, and that hostile crowds have mobilized today outside her office and home. He calls on the Iranian authorities to take immediate measures to prevent any further harassment and to ensure Shirin Ebadi’s safety and security.

The statement can be seen on UN official website.


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