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Speak Out: Iranian Peace Activist Shirin Ebadi's Life Threatened

Reuters

Join Nobel Peace Laureates Wangari Maathai, the 14th Dalai Lama, Jody Williams, Desmond Tutu, and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel in calling for the protection of Iranian human-rights lawyer and peace activist Shirin Ebadi.

As government-sanctioned intimidation increases against Dr. Ebadi, Nobel Women's Initiative urges you to write to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, and ask that she appoint a special investigator to look into the harassment.

On December 21, Iranian security forces raided Dr. Ebadi's Defenders of Human Rights Center and the Center for Participation in Clearing Mined Areas. Then, a week later, officials seized computers and case files from Ebadi's private offices, putting her clients and contacts in danger. On January 1, a mob of 150 men attacked Ebadi's home and office as police stood by without interfering. This comes after months of increasing threats against her life and the lives of her family.

To take immediate action, sign Code Pink's letter to the Iranian government, here.

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WorldCare's picture

Keep Shirin Ebadi Safe

I am in the U.S. I am appalled that this female peace activist is threatened by her society. Iran needs to respect free speech and open society, giving women and all voices a chance to be heard. This woman has worked tirelessly to bring about equality and respect. Those in control must show their dignity by honoring her freedom of speech and action. Harming this woman only demonstrates the ignorance and small mindedness of the leaders. EVERY person brings a portion of strength and truth to a society. Let her be free!!!!!

Shoshanah's picture

Keep Shirin Ebadi Safe

Women like Shirin Edbadi should be honored, not threatened and harmed. They are living treasures, great freedom-fighters, a paragon of courage and virtue. She is the kind of woman that myths are made of. Shame on those who are harming her.

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