Shirin Ebadi-Origin of Human Rights Activists of Iran

Shirin Ebadi , born June 21, 1947) is a lawyer and human rights activist from Iran. On October 10, 2003, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in upholding democracy and human rights, especially rights of women and children. He is the leader of Iran and the first Muslim woman to receive it.

Nobel Prize

Shirin Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his courage for democracy and human rights on October 10, 2003. The selection committee praised her as "brave" who "was never subject to threats against him". This award considered by some observers as a criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, especially Iraq War. Previously, George W. Bush also called Iran the "axis of evil".
Shortly after the announcement, Ebadi said in a press conference that he rejected all forms of foreign intervention in Iran the country's problems. He stated that the struggle for human rights in Iran by the Iranian people and they rejected foreign intervention in Iran. In addition, he also defended his country's nuclear program for economic reasons and the pride of the Iranian nation, regardless of the ideology espoused.

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