Nobel laureate's Tehran home attacked accusing her of Supporting Israel
cnn / Shirzad Bozorgmehr
02-Jan-2009 (9 comments)

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- A group attacked the Tehran home and office of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, trampling a sign in the front yard, spray-painting slogans on her building and accusing her of supporting Israel, she told CNN.Police dispersed the protesters, who identified themselves as medical students, about a half-hour after they arrived Thursday, she said.The protesters chanted, "Ebadi supports Israel's murders," according to a statement from Ebadi's Center for the Defenders of Human Rights.

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The basijis you guys are talking about

by You can't always get what you want (not verified) on

are the ones who are supporting the hammas. What a confused people we are!


Thanks Iran Dokht

by Toofantheoncesogreat (not verified) on

Signed it :)

Those basij need more than a petition, they need a good beating...


pictures of Dr Ebadi's home

by IRANdokht on

Kaveh Nouraee

Get off your high horse

by Kaveh Nouraee on

At the altitude you have perched yourself, the air is far too thin, and you risk developing altitude sickness from low oxygen.

In your news blog of 12/29, there was no mention of a petition, therefore I was unaware of its existence. Now if that's not good enough for you, well, too bad. Stay frustrated.

Where do you come up with the conclusion that I said that there are no doubts concerning Hoder's case?

Where did I decide on anything surrounding that case and determine that my word is the last word?

And where am I even remotely trying to prove anything surrounding his case to you or anyone else?

What kind of fantasyland are you living in? My desire to see him released from custody stems not from the positions he takes on his blogs. As I have mentioned before, I strongly disagree with his points of view, and his methods of expressing them.

But the fact that he is in the custody of a regime that, to its very core, is corrupt, dictatorial, oppressive and just plain criminal in its existence outweighs matters of taste, and certainly outweighs your notion that he's merely an individual, rather than someone who has risked their lives for others, and therefore isn't entitled to the same level of urgency. 

What you should be saying "wow" to is your belief that there should be some kind of "point system" to determine the urgency of a person's detention by the IRI.

Yes, you most certainly are entitled to your opinion, including the opinion you have that Dr. Ebadi's freedom is worth more than that of Hossein Derakhshan.

And of course, I don't have to agree or approve of your opinion, and vice versa.

But the fact that you have such an opinion...speaks volumes about your character.



by IRANdokht on

first moment huh?  I guess you didn't care about the previous news item about Dr Ebadi... 

you are saying that there is no doubt in Hoder's case, all the while trying to prove it to the ones who question the whole thing. I guess it's a fact if Kaveh decides it is and that's the last word on that!

I explained my views, you don't have to agree nor approve of them. Last time I checked I was entitiled to my opinion.


Kaveh Nouraee

Before you pat yourself on the back....

by Kaveh Nouraee on

I signed the petition the moment I was aware of its existence.

As for what you constitute as twisted logic, you made the statement that both Dr. Ebadi and Hoder are facing similar charges. However, because you harbor doubts as to his story, despite the fact that his arrest and detention has been confirmed, and that Hoder is merely an individual blooger or journalist, there should be less urgency regarding his case because he hasn't risked his life in the defense of the liberties of others.

Wow.....if that's not elitism, then what is?

Sounds very "George Orwell".......To paraphrase..."all people are equal...some are more equal than others."



by IRANdokht on

Nice of you to sign the petition. if I knew all it took was my complaining about the indifference, I would have done it sooner.

As for your twisting logic, the difference I see is the concern for "human rights activists" and people who have fought IRI and deserve our gratitude. Hoder's case is solely based on protection of individual (blogger/journalist) rights, while Dr Ebadi's case is of support of the people who have risked their lives to save other individuals rights and lives. yes I do see a difference between their accomplishments. A lot of people are voicing their concerns about Hoder based on his record, they may not even believe the story and the charges, while there is no doubt about Dr Ebadi's position and the urgency with which we should act.


Kaveh Nouraee

Compare their records?

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Why should there be a "qualifier"? Is it being suggested that on the basis of their "records" a greater value should be placed upon the freedom of one over the other?

Or that one should enjoy more support than the other?

Is the concern solely for the personal security and the protection of rights of women activists or for those of all activists? Or is concern reserved only for those whose positions you agree with?

Hoder's case is a bit older than Dr. Ebadi's. Therefore, there may appear to be greater support in the way of petition signatures for Hoder than for Dr. Ebadi at first.

Note: As Dr. Ebadi is known to more people throughout the world, her case will quickly overshadow Hoder's case. It has already received greater mainstream media exposure than Hoder's case.


it horrifies me

by IRANdokht on

With all the people who visit this site and claim to care about Iran and Iranians, and the 50 people I sent a personal email to, only about a dozen signatures were added to the petition!!!

Dr Ebadi is putting her life on the line for Iran and we can't even take 30 seconds to put a (even anonymously) signature down on a petiton for her?

To anyone and everyone who cares to show support please send this text to

I strongly condemn the acts of harassment against Ms. Ebadi and am gravely concerned for her personal security and the protection of the rights of women activists in the country.


PS: think about it: the charge now is the same as the one Hoder is accused of, compare their records and please tell me why Hoder is given more support than Dr Ebadi?