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No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.

 
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Shirin Ebadi
Shirin Ebadi
  • Born: June 21, 1947
  • Nationality: Iranian
  • Profession: Lawyer, Judge

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and 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 Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive the prize, and thousands greeted her at the airport when she returned from Paris after receiving the news that she had won the prize. The response to the Award in Iran was mixed—enthusiastic supporters greeted her at the airport upon her return, the conservative media underplayed it, and then-Iranian President Mohammad Khatami criticized it as political.

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