by Darius Kadivar

Bienvenue en France Madame Ebadi !  French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and secretary to Human Rights Issues Rama Yade, have greeted Mrs. Ebadi in Paris on Friday to speak about Human Rights issues in Iran.

Le Monde Report:

Kouchner évoque avec Ebadi la situation des droits de l'Homme en Iran


Bernard Kouchner greeted Iranian Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003 Shirine Ebadi on Friday, to discuss about the deterioration of Human Rights situation in Iran which "deeply pre occupies France", said Kouchner. France Foreign Minister reasserted his support to "the activities of her organization the circle of defenders of Human Rights and their support for Iranian Civil Society" said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry. "The French Foreign Ministery strongly protested against the closing of the office of Mrs. Ebadi on the 22nd of Dec. and asked Iranian authorities to allow the Office to be reopened and asked Iranian authorities to grant an official legal status to this office as requested by Mr. Ebadi and her colleagues for several years now."  The Iranian police had closed the offices of Mrs. Ebadi's organization on the 21st of December on grounds of illegal activities. Shirin Ebadi is in Paris today to participate to a reunion at the United Nations in the field of research and training (Unitar). 

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Faribors Maleknasri M.D.NOT TRUE !

by Darius Kadivar on

That is not what he said.



by Faribors Maleknasri M.D. (not verified) on the same man who suggested to throw atomic bombs over the Islamic Republic of Iran, if that honorable nation does not give in and does not stop its Nuc-energy plans. The man is stil the french FM. Now he greets the peace nobelist Mrs. Ebadi.

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Anonymous () Better Late than Never !

by Darius Kadivar on

And besides the French no more than Iranians knew Khomeiny or his machiavelism at the time. I think that this gesture is a good sign in support of Iran's civil society as opposed to the Iranian leadership and system of government.

Being cynical about the past is useless and besides your remark illustrates your lack of knowledge about how politics work in this world. Such opportunities must be siezed and encouraged for they will open the eyes of not only world leaders but their constituency on the realities of our countrymen and women's predicaments.

I hope they continue with such a support and concern for the plight of Iranians in their struggle for democracy and Human Rights.




Now the French are worried about human rights

by Anonymous () (not verified) on

Now the French are so worried about human rights in Iran. Why did they give refuge to Khomeini and then fly him into Iran on Air France? What a bunch of hypocrites.