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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Shirin Ebadi Listed as Time Magazine's "60 Years of Heros"

Shirin Ebadi
The Iranian lawyer has faced death threats and persecution, but her campaign against injustice continues

By CHERIE BOOTH

Once you reach later life, it's harder to believe in heroes. But Shirin Ebadi is exactly that to me. Her personal courage, commitment to the rule of law and determination to defend the weak against injustice are qualities that mark out an extraordinary lawyer. But then there are her achievements.

The first female judge in Iran's history. The first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. A forceful campaigner for human rights. An example

read remainder of Time Magazine's article on Shirin Ebadi

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