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EU Parliament to visit Iran without preconditions

LONDON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The European Parliament's delegation for relations with Iran is set to travel to Iran this week. If it goes ahead as planned, this will be the first official visit by the Parliament to Iran in six years.
ABBAS REZAI, UPI Outside View Commentator

11 Nobel laureates call for release of Greenpeace activists

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates called for the release of the 30 Greenpeace activists charged with piracy in Russia, the Greenpeace website said.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Trust in Maliki harms U.S. credibility

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- It is hard to characterize the United States' relations with Iraq in recent years.
RAMESH SEPEHRRAD, UPI Outside View Commentator

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 21, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Iran pressed to release EU prize winners

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Rights experts with the United Nations called on Iranian authorities to release two dissidents who were awarded for their work last week by the European Union.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:
HRW worried by Iranian repression

HRW worried by Iranian repression

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Iran is suspected of executing ethnic Arab men who were accused of plotting against the country, Human Rights Watch said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 21, 2012.
By United Press International

U.K. blasts Iran's human rights record

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- The British government expressed deep concern over Iran's decision to resentence a human rights lawyer to more than a decade behind in prison.
Lawyer who defends Iran activists jailed

Lawyer who defends Iran activists jailed

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 9 (UPI) -- Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, who has defended political and human rights activists condemned to death, has himself been sentenced to nine years behind bars amid a crackdown on dissent that has resulted in a sharp increase in executions.
Rights situation in Iran troubles U.N.

Rights situation in Iran troubles U.N.

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 4 (UPI) -- Human rights experts reporting to the United Nations expressed concern over the "extremely harsh" sentences given to human rights defenders in Iran.

Free rights leader, HRW tells Iran

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on Tehran to overturn an 18-year prison sentence given to one of the founders of a banned human rights group.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
By United Press International
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Shirin Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi, Iranian winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, answers a question from media during a news conference in Tehran Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003. Shirin Ebadi demanded that Iran's rulers free all political prisoners and detainees. (UPI/Ali Khaligh)
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Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى - Ŝhirin 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 October 10, 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 the U.K. since June 2009 due to the increase in persecution of Iranian citizens, who are critical of the current regime.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Shirin Ebadi."
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