No one is arrested as an award ceremony in Tehran for longtime political dissident Taghi Rahmani is disrupted.
The officers refused to show a paper copy of the order, said Mohammad-Ali Dadkhah, a Tehran human rights lawyer who defends journalists, activists and others accused of political crimes.
“Anyway, we called it a day and wrapped up the gathering,” he said.
No one was arrested, witnesses said.
Ebadi told Agence France-Presse by telephone that the incident would have no effect on the group’s work. “Obviously such a move does not have a positive message for other rights activists in Iran, but my colleagues and I will fulfill our duties under any circumstances,” she told the news agency.
The raid on Ebadi’s small, world-renowned organization was the latest in an official campaign to pressure those calling for human rights and advocating peaceful democratic change in Iran.
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