Iranian Nobel winner to court

Ms Ebadi, a lawyer and human rights activist, told the AFP news agency that she had no idea what the specific reason for the summons was.

The 57-year-old Ms Ebadi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her work on women’s and children’s rights.

“In the summons, it simply says that I must present myself to the court within three days to provide some explanations and that I will be arrested if I refuse,” she added.

Since winning the Nobel Prize, Ms Ebadi has complained of increased threats against her and has been placed under police protection.