Friday, October 10, 2003

Iranian activist wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Ebadi, 56, is one of Iran's most prominent human rights defenders, whose campaigning on behalf of women, children and outspoken dissidents has earned her the wrath of the Islamic republic's religious hardliners.

"As a lawyer, judge, lecturer, writer and activist, she has spoken out clearly and strongly in her country, Iran, and far beyond its borders," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement announcing the decision. Ms Ebadi is the 11th woman to win the prize and the third Muslim.

Congratualtions to all Iranian women!

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(posted by Iman)

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