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    شیرین عبادی


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    Shirin Ebadi, born in Hamedan on June, 21, 1947 is an Iranian lawyer and human rights activist. On Oct, 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights. She was the first ever Iranian, and the first Muslim woman to have received the prize.However, the decision of the Nobel committee surprised some observers worldwide - then Pope John Paul II was the bookies' favorite to scoop the prestigious award amid speculation that he was nearing death. Observers view her selection as a calculated and political one, along the lines of the selection of Lech Walesa and Mikhail Gorbachev, among others, for the Peace Award. They claimed that none of Ebadi's previous activities were directly related to the stated goals for the award of the Nobel Peace Prize, as originally stated by Alfred Nobel, and that according to the will of Alfred Nobel the prize should have been awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".When Barack Obama became the fourth U.S. president to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, it became obvious that the Prize has been rendered worthless. (Wikipedia) - Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian, and the first Muslim woman to have received the prize. In 2009, Ebadi's award was allegedly confiscated by Iranian authorities, though this was later denied by the Iranian government. If true, she would be the first person in the history of the Nobel Prize whose award has been forcibly seized by state authorities. Ebadi lives in Tehran, but she has been in exile in Canada since June 2009 due to the increase in persecution of Iranian citizens who are critical of the current regime. Shirin Ebadi Shirin Ebadi شيرين عبادى Shirin Ebadi at the WSIS Conference in Tunis, Tunisia, 18 November 2005 Born (1947-06-21) 21 June 1947 (age 65) Hamadan, Iran Residence London, England Nationality Iranian Alma mater University of Tehran Occupation Lawyer, Judge Known for Defenders of Human Rights Center Religion Shi'a Islam Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2003) Signature Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى‎ Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first ever Iranian to receive the prize. In 2009, Ebadi's award was allegedly confiscated

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