Nobel Winner Ebadi Sues U.S. to Publish Memoirs

Reuters reports on a lawsuit filed in NY last week by female Iranian judge and Nobel prize winner, Shirin Ebadi. Ebadi, and the U.S. agent she wishes to hire, Strothman Agency, are suing the U.S. for blocking the publication of her memoirs, as Iran is under economic embargo.

“It’s a crime for the American reading public to be denied access to the voices of citizens of countries which are under embargo,” said Wendy Strothman, founder of the Strothman Agency. She also noted that Iranian author Azar Nafisi had been allowed to publish her book “Reading Lolita in Tehran” because she was now a resident in the United States.