Thursday, December 30, 2010

Allah needs $$ - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate's prize money sought after for tax evasion

Those advocating for basic freedoms and human rights in Iran ~ could be compared to 1930's gangsters USA. Pushing for women's rights ~ makes you public enemy #1 ~ an Al Capone. And the only way to bring them down is on tax evasion charges.

Ebadi has been living in Europe since the disputed presidential election of June, 2009, but if she returns to Iran she will not be allowed to leave the country again.

An Iranian court also froze her bank accounts, demanding 410,000 dollars in taxes it said was owed on the 1.3 million dollars prize money.

Nevermind religion ~ it is just good to be thankful you were born in a free country ~ in the free world.


Of course Allah loves women ~ just not the ones alive today!



(AKI) - Iranian public prosecutors said on Thursday they will impound the assets of Nobel peace laureate and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, whom they accuse of dodging 110,000 euros of tax, according to pro-government daily Asre Iran.

The taxes Ebadi - a former judge - has allegedly evaded include those payable to the Iranian state on her 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.

*Former judge ~ Iran's first women judge to preside over a court ~ after the RevoluciĆ³n they made her a legal secretary!!

Ebadi has been living in Europe since the disputed presidential election of June, 2009, but if she returns to Iran she will not be allowed to leave the country again.

In November, 2009, Ebadi said her Nobel medal had been confiscated on the orders of Tehran's Revolutionary Court. This was later denied by the Iranian government.

An Iranian court also froze her bank accounts, demanding 410,000 dollars in taxes it said was owed on the 1.3 million dollars prize money.


Ebadi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her pioneering efforts to promote democracy and human rights, was the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian Nobel laureate.

Although she has not been arrested since winning the Nobel prize, many of Ebadi's close associates have been targeted, including her sister, who was arrested in December 2009 and later released.

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