Iranian Nobel Laureate Ebadi Condemns Reformists' Trials As 'Illegal'
RFE/RL via payvand / Golnaz Esfandiari
27-Aug-2009 (one comment)

Nobel Peace prize-winner and prominent Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi has condemned the ongoing trials of hundreds of people detained following the unrest that followed the country's contentious June elections. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL's Golnaz Esfandiari, Ebadi described the trials as "wizardry" and a "parody" of Iranian justice.

In the latest hearing on August 25, about 20 people were put on trial on charges of plotting a "soft coup" and masterminding the postelection unrest. Several of the defendants, including key reformist strategist Saeed Hajjarian, expressed regret for "mistakes." But Ebadi said confessions and statements made by detainees jailed without access to lawyers have no value.

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by MRX1 on

It appears this lady is always a dollar short of fifteen minutes late. Every one knows these trials are joke and now after days of it she just noticed it! seems like she waits to see where the wind blows so she can then make up her mind on some thing. At this point I think her fifteen minutes of fame came and gone....