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How a Feminist's Fight for Her Rights in Iran Became a Global Cause

Shirin Ebadi, Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, human rights activist and the author of Until We Are Free: My Fight For Human Rights in Iran (Random House, 2016), shares the story of her dismissal as a judge in Iran after the Islamic revolution, the lengths the state went to humiliate her, and the "microphone" provided by her Nobel Peace Prize.


 2016-03-17  12m