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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ebadi Says Iran Is Like A ‘Fire Under The Ashes’ | Radio Free Europe, NPR

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi says Iran’s heavy-handed state crackdown could be pushing the country toward a revolution.

The 2003 Nobel laureate said the Iranian establishment has not shown any flexibility toward the demands of Iranians for change and said as a result, the country has become like a “fire under the ashes.”

Ebadi, a prominent human rights lawyer who has been living in exile for some two years, was in Washington on April 21 to promote her latest book, speak with journalists, and address a conference on Iran at George Washington University.

Read more here: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ebadi Says Iran Is Like A ‘Fire Under The Ashes’ – Radio Free Europe

“If you can’t eliminate injustice, at least tell everyone about it.” That quote opens and closes Shirin Ebadi’s new book, The Golden Cage: Three Brothers, Three Choices, One Destiny. Ebadi is the Iranian human-rights lawyer who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. In her new book, a nonfiction work, she tells the story of the Iranian Revolution through three brothers: a monarchist, an anarchist and a revolutionary Islamist. All three met tragic ends.

Read more here: A Nobel Winner Writes Of Peace In ‘The Golden Cage’ : NPR.

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