Iran's Ebadi Voices Concern Over Detained Intellectual
<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/4E54B574-CED0-4732-860E-DD668769188F_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="Shirin Ebadi (file photo) (epa)"> <img alt="Shirin Ebadi (file photo) (epa)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/4E54B574-CED0-4732-860E-DD668769188F_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>Shirin Ebadi (file photo) (epa)</p></div>May 14, 2006 -- An Iranian human rights group headed by Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi today voiced concern over the arrest and jailing of prominent intellectual Ramin Jahanbegloo.
A statement said the group, called the Center for Defenders of Human Rights, is concerned over the arrest and the list of accusations leveled against Jahanbegloo.
Jahanbegloo, a prominent thinker and writer, was arrested earlier this month while trying to leave the country.
Intelligence Minister Gholam Hussein Mohseni-Ejei has said Jahanbegloo is being held on charges of ties with foreigners.