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Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi

Iran's First
Nobel Prize Winner

Iranian lawyer and human right activist Shirin Ebadi stands with Norway's Crown Prince Haakon(L) and his mother, Queen Sonja(R), at the Royal Palace before receiving the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 2003.

Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi, right, receives the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in Oslo's City Hall, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 from chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Ole Danbolt Mjo.


Ebadi became the first Muslim woman to receive the Peace Prize and sent a bold anti-war message to the West, accusing it of hiding behind the Sept. 11 attacks to violate human rights.

Frontline intereview (2003)

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