Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Laureate, in Seattle


Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the  Nobel Peace Prize, speaks tonight at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. She is the attorney representing the seven Baha’i leaders in Iran who have suffered through the one-year anniversary of their imprisonment as of May 14th. She has not been permitted by the government to meet them.

She is the first woman to ever serve as a judge in Iran. Forced off of the bench following the 1979 revolution, she later returned to the practice of law as a human rights activist.  Her life has often been threatened because of her work and her courageous pursuit of the human rights of her fellow Iranians.

See her autobiography at this link:

Here is a link with information about tonight’s event:


The seven Bahá'í leaders in prison now for one year due to their religious beliefs



The seven Bahá’í leaders who have now been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for a full year are, seated from left, Behrouz Tavakkoli and Saeid Rezaie, and, standing, Fariba Kamalabadi, Vahid Tizfahm, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, and Mahvash Sabet.



Courtesy of the Bahá’í World News Service. For more on this story and information about other persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran, please see

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