The Nobel Prize Committee has issued a formal complaint against the Iranian government after the Nobel medal and diploma of human rights activist and lawyer Shirin Ebadi was taken by officials from her bank safety deposit box. Ebadi has been routinely harassed by the Iranian government since she was selected for fighting for the rights of activists, children, and women in the repressive regime.
No country has ever confiscated the medal or diploma of a laureate.
In addition to regular raids on their home and office, Ebadi’s husband has seen his bank account frozen and his pension stopped. He was also detained and beaten by authorities this year.
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