Tehran offers to 'protect' Ebadi
05-Jan-2009 (one comment)

Iran says it is prepared to provide security forNobel Peace Prize-winning lawyer Shirin Ebadi, amid widespread international concern for her safety.Security would be provided if Ms Ebadi requested it, said foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had urged Iran to keep Ms Ebadi from harm.

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Kaveh Nouraee

How Mafia of Them

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Sounds a lot like when the local Mafia don or caporegime would send a couple of guys from the street crew to harass and vandalize, then offer "protection services" to shopkeepers and merchants in the neighborhood.

For a nominal fee, of course. Except they called it "tribute".