Iran's Ebadi Voices Concern Over Detained Intellectual
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Shirin Ebadi (file photo) (epa)
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.