Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Nobel peace laureate Ebadi receives death threats

Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has received death threats warning her to “watch your tongue,” Agence France-Presse reported Monday.

The lawyer and activist has devoted her career to promoting human rights, particularly the rights of women, in Iran.

She is no stranger to death threats, but claims that the threats against both her and her family have intensified recently.

“Mrs Shirin Ebadi, we told you to give up your un-Islamic and Baha’i-based faith but you have continued serving the foreigners and the Baha’is and even your daughter is involved. So we will kill her, you understand,” said one handwritten letter, signed “The Association of anti-Baha’is.”

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