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Iranian Activists Protest Closing Of Nobel Laureate's Center

Shirin Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi
More than 120 political and social activists whose judicial cases were handled by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and her colleagues at the Center of Human Rights Defenders have expressed concern over the closure of the center in Tehran, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

The center was closed in late December.

The activists signed an open letter calling on Iran's judiciary to review the case as soon as possible.

One signatory to the letter, student activist Bahareh Hedayat, told Radio Farda that the closure of the human rights center is part of a government crackdown to silence critics ahead of June's presidential election.