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Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi decries human rights abuses in her homeland

She says the international community should continue to put pressure on the government in Tehran to stop abuses against opposition groups.

  • AP
  • Published: 18:22 February 12, 2010

Geneva: Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi says the worsening human rights situation in her home country is "deteriorating rapidly."

She says the international community should continue to put pressure on the government in Tehran to stop abuses against opposition groups.

Ebadi has stayed outside of Iran since a day before the June elections after which hundreds of dissidents were arrested for protesting the results.

The 2003 Peace Prize winner spoke on Friday at the United Nations in Geneva ahead of Iran's appearance next week before the global body's Human Rights Council.

The review of Iran's record on Monday is expected to pit western countries and human rights groups against Tehran's allies on the 47-nation council.

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