Ebadi to Visit US

Shirin Ebadi, known less than affectionately as "Ayatollah Ebadi" on the Iranian dissident site, has plans to visit the United States in the near future, according to this release from AFP.

You may wonder what Ebadi has done to draw the ire of the Iranian dissidents. The answer is that these activists see the various purported "moderate" or "reformist" factions in the regime as little more than a smoke screen for the same patterns of repression that they know all too well.