… or access to an attorney:
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — An Iranian-American woman detained in Tehran is being held illegally and has been repeatedly denied access to an attorney, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi told CNN on Friday.Who do those wacky Iranians think they are? Americans?
Ebadi said that Haleh Esfandiari and other Iranian-Americans held in Iran are political prisoners.
“Iran doesn’t observe laws,” she said through an interpreter in an exclusive interview while visiting the United States.
Iranian officials have said Esfandiari, a scholar with dual citizenship, is being held in prison in Tehran while under investigation for “crimes against national security.”
Ebadi, one of Esfandiari’s attorneys, said her client is innocent.
The Nobel laureate said that two of her colleagues went to try to see Esfandiari but officials at a judge’s office would not let them in.
When they asked to read Esfandiari’s file, they were denied access, she said.
“And when they asked what the charges were, they did not get an answer,” she said.