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Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi in 2011
Born 21 June 1947 (1947-06-21) (age 71)[1]
Hamadan, Iran
Residence London, England
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater University of Tehran
  • Lawyer
  • Judge
Known for Defenders of Human Rights Center
Religion Islam
Awards Rafto Prize (2001)
Nobel Peace Prize (2003)
JPM Interfaith Award (2004)
Legion of Honour (2006)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist. She is the founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 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 to receive the prize.


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