Friday, May 12, 2006

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Winner at UC Berkeley

Omid- “Freedom is very limited in Iran …We have tried to develop the minorities rights, but the achievement has been nothing…I believe in the role of civil society. There are many best practices during the last years which are a victory for activists within the society…”, said Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel peace prize at her talk at UC Berkeley last Wednesday. The hall was full of enthusiastic audiences who were listening to a tireless women activist in Iran. Some of the people criticize her and believe that because of her international supports and protection, she could be more outspoken. But she doesn’t believe in this way. What should she say? I asked her idea on this point at the end of the talk; “This is the way I have chosen. We are following a mild process. There is no benefit at a radical way. I never choose an aggressive tone. I am going to be effective for my people within the country,” said Shirin Ebadi.

I believe in what she said. She was the attorney of our case with her colleagues and once we went together with another journalist, Roozbeh Mirebrahim, to the court to answer some questions of the judge. She came on time, asked us many questions and gave some advises. However the officials didn’t behave well with her, but at the same time she was really patient. She also coaches many other cases of political prisoners, deprived people, and women and I really admire her….I interviewed her for twice on “Women movement and Civil Society in Iran” and I was surprised by her answers which was totally straight and to the point, despite the middle eastern style which makes simple things very complicated.

Shirin Ebadi talked a little bit on her book too; “Iran, Awakening, a Memoir of Revolution and Hope”. I really like to read it...

Ayatollah Ebadi has assumed the position of Iranian Nation's Speaker... But she is not speaking for me actually.
In The Name Of GOD
hello to everyone
we are iranian and we love iran for all of our life
be in the shadow of GOD
ayatollah winston uses the same line of bullshit as Ahmadinejad. if you really want to see a free iran, why dont you pack your bags and go there so you can really fight the mullahs. winstin is a pussy and a sell out.
Enthusiastic piece but full of grammatical errors in English. Doesn't do justice to the person of Shirin Ebadi.
Anonymous, didnt you have a pair of BALLS to leave your name or address here?

winston.. your mom ate my balls. you can find my balls in her mouth or maybe in Queen Farah's mouth.
What a disgusting exchange.
I see!

Go get a life dude!

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