One of their accusations is that they had cooperated with Israel. Generally, the Bahais are accused of thisBahai followers face spy charges in Iran Feb 18, 2009
The confiscation of those files are against the law because they are contrary to the law that protects the sanctity of lawyer-client conversationsNobel laureates fear for Iran's Ebadi Dec 31, 2008
The collective activities of the human rights activists in Iran have angered the Iranian authorities so much that they have illegally ordered the closing down of two (non-governmental organizations)Ebadi criticizes Iranian office raids Dec 21, 2008
The court took no notice of our arguments up to now and did not call any of our witnessesIranian lawyer criticizes court Jul 25, 2005
The manner in which the summons has been arranged is illegal. I won't go to the courtIran Nobel laureate refuses court summons Jan 15, 2005
Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى - Ŝhirin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On October 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian, and the first Muslim woman to have received the prize.
In 2009, Ebadi's award was allegedly confiscated by Iranian authorities, though this was later denied by the Iranian government. If true, she would be the first person in the history of the Nobel Prize whose award has been forcibly seized by state authorities.
Ebadi lives in Tehran, but she has been in exile in the U.K. since June 2009 due to the increase in persecution of Iranian citizens, who are critical of the current regime.