Shirin Ebadi on Iran and sanctions

Shirin Ebadi on Iran and sanctions

Almost a decade ago, Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human-rights lawyer, became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. But the government in Tehran has never taken kindly to her criticism of the regime, especially in regard to women’s rights. In the aftermath...

2003 – Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights attorney

Shirin Ebadi graduated from the University of Tehran with a law degree and until 1979 was one of the first female judges in Iran. After the revolution in 1979, she was forced to resign. She now works as a lawyer and teaches at the University of Tehran. Ebadi is known...