updated Thu. June 9, 2022
March 13, 2018
'The recent crackdown shows that the Iranian authorities continue to view religious minorities as a security threat,' says Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Chair of CSHR and Nobel Laureate. 'The arrest of hundreds of Gonabadi Sufis and intimidation of community members is a violation of their religious freedom and right toÃÂ ...
Center for Human Rights in Iran
March 12, 2018
Iranian law is deliberating vague about the hijab to leave room for harsh sentencing against those who refuse to cover themselves according to Islamic tradition, Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The criminal codes mention the hijab in generalÃÂ ...
March 11, 2018
Nevertheless, prominent lawyers including Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi and Nasrin Sotoudeh immediately noted that Iran's criminal code does not allow the authorities to arrest people solely on the grounds of preventive measures. However, Sadeghi said on March 2 that lawsuits against nearly 50 studentsÃÂ ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram
March 10, 2018
A letter signed by 15 prominent Iranians published a day after Rouhani's speech called for a referendum on whether Iran should become a secular parliamentary democracy. The letter was signed by Iranians living inside the country and abroad, including Nobel Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. "The sum of theÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi recently visited Bangladesh with two other laureates -- Mairead Maguire and Tawokkol Karman -- to see the plight of the Rohingyas first-hand. Bangla Tribune's Udisa Islam got in touch with her with the help of the NGO Naripokkho for an interview, where she spoke about herÃÂ ...
The Manila Times
March 3, 2018
DHAKA : Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman met with more than 100 women refugees in camps in the coastal Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh this week, as well as travelling to the “no man's land” where thousands of Rohingya have been stranded between MyanmarÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the womenfolk to get educated to change the patriarchal culture. “This is basically because men don't want women to be literate and educated because once they become educated they'll try and weaken this patriarchal culture,” she said. The NobelÃÂ ...
February 28, 2018
Nobel trio Tawakkol Karman, Mairead Maguire and Shirin Ebadi accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of genocide and call on her to resign. THREE of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates say she is guilty of genocide and have called on her to resign or face prosecution. AP.
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
February 27, 2018
Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi has expressed doubt that a commission created by President Hassan Rouhani would shed light on the recent death in state custody of Iranian-Canadian academic and environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami. “I hope the commission will be successful,” Ebadi told theÃÂ ...
February 25, 2018
Nobel laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Shirin Ebadi of Iran and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen reached the camp around 3:30pm and talked to Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar. They spoke to five Rohingya women who were victims of rape and others in aÃÂ ...