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Iran Intelligence Ministry Attempts Intimidation of Nobel Laureate Ebadi

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lys Anzia

Nushin Ebadi, Shirin's younger sister, has been arrested by Iranian officials during a Monday sweep of the home they shared in Tehran. The move is obviously directed at the Nobel Laureate.

A Discussion with a Nobel Laureate: Shirin Ebadi and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran, Part I

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

Ebadi told me that part of her job is to help women interpret Islam "correctly" in order to assert their claim to equal rights. If she is any indication, the Iranian Women's Movement is in extremely capable hands.

From Mother's Dream to "A Woman's Nation" -- Shriver Charts Progress for American Women

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lys Anzia

Like their global sisters, I know American women want equal opportunity. Let's hope this report finds a way to bring a deep appreciation of this fact, with resulting improvement, to the political, humanitarian, social and business lives for women across the US.

Iran's Great Green Divide

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

After fishing in a rushing stream of Tweets, I watched YouTube clips showing a police station burning, a group of Basij militia cornered but not hurt, a police van overturned. Chants included, "Khamenei is a murderer. His reign is over."

We Cannot Let Fear Turn Into Hate: Iran's Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Speaks

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Last Friday I went to hear a keynote address from Iran's only Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi. I was blown away.

Refusing To Be Silenced: Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi to Speak in Boulder (Part 1)

Kiri Westby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kiri Westby

This is a rare opportunity for all of us to hear from a leading Iranian peace advocate about her vision for human rights and women's rights in Islam.

Public Opinion in Tehran: Can Iran's Presidential Elections Influence Change?

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

The problem with boycotting Iranian elections is that it is more likely to worsen the situation, as proven by the 9th presidential elections.

Why The ICC Should Speak Out on Iran

Christopher Santora | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Santora

Of the many criticisms levied against the international community's efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one -- the lack of consistency.

Get to the Doctor, Dr. Ahmadinejad!

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.

Can Women Change The Course Of History In Iran?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Writing my doctoral dissertation on "The Future of Feminism: Where Do We Go From Here?" in 1995, I never imagined the answer to that question would be found in the streets of Tehran.

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.

Shirin Ebadi for President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.

Have You Ever Heard of the 'Muslim Effect'?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

An American list of the top 100 intellectuals was dominated by Muslims in the top 10; the only other American list dominated by Muslims is the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Iran's Women Are Taking On The Mullahs

The Independent | Katherine Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zohreh Vatankhah slides into the driving seat of her BMW X3, flicks a switch to some pulsating Persian pop and we're soon zipping along the narrow lan...

Support Shirin Ebadi and other Human Rights Advocates in Iran and the Middle East

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Ebadi and her colleagues throughout the Middle East deserve the support of all those who care about civil liberties and respect for human rights and dignity.

Iran's Hard-Liners Crack Down On Reformists

New York Times | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- As the race for Iran's presidential election heats up, hard-liners are cracking down on activists who have supported reformist candidates in...

Shirin Ebadi Office Shut Down By Iran: Nobel Laureate Claims Harassment

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iranian authorities have shut down the office of a human rights group led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, the AP reports. The police raid t...