Peace Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi Denounces The Arrest Of Her Sister

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December 29, 2009 - Iranian authorities have arrested the sister of 2003 Peace Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi who accuses the government of trying to disrupt her activity as an advocate of democracy and Human Rights.

Nushin Ebadí was arrested yesterday during a deadly crackdown on anti-government protestswhat, already called the Iran’s bloody Sunday.

"They've arrested her to stop my work," said the well-known activist, 62, in a telephone call from London. "She was not doing anything wrong. She is not involved in the struggle for Human Rights and has never participated in any protest," she added.

Ebadi explained that she last spoke with her sister just a few hours before her arrest. Members of the Iranian Information Ministry have warned her sister on several occasions that she had to avoid any contact with the activist and had been urged to leave the apartment she shared with her husband and two children.

However, representatives of the Iranian government reportedly contacted Nushin Ebadi last week, asking her to speak with her sister and urge her to abandon her struggle. She answered that her sister was 15 years older and did not listen to any of her advices.

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