Shirin Ebadi Speaks Out

In an Op-Ed for the New York Times, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi talks about the reasons behind the lawsuit she has filed against the U.S. Treasury Department for the right to publish her memoir in the United States

If even people like me – those who advocate peace and dialogue – are denied the right to publish their books in the United States with the assistance of Americans, then people will seriously question the view of the United States as a country that advocates democracy and freedom everywhere. What is the difference between the censorship in Iran and this censorship in the United States? Is it not better to encourage a dialogue between Iranians and the American public?

Earlier post about Ebadi. Times link via Moby.