Until We Are Free

Until We Are Free

My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

eBook - 2016
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The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now Ebadi tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves. For years the Islamic Republic tried to intimidate Ebadi, but after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005, the censorship and persecution intensified. The government wiretapped Ebadi's phones, bugged her law firm, sent spies to follow her, harassed her colleagues, detained her daughter, and arrested her sister on trumped-up charges. It shut down her lectures, fired up mobs to attack her home, seized her offices, and nailed a death threat to her front door. Despite finding herself living under circumstances reminiscent of a spy novel, nothing could keep Ebadi from speaking out...
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780812998887
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ChristchurchLib May 16, 2016

Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi was the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Now living in exile, she details the abuse she suffered under Iran's government as a result of her defense of women's and children's rights. Iran's extremist leadership had already tried to suppress her work for years, but they escalated their tactics after she won the award in 2003. Though at first she refused to back down in the face of the government's pressures, she finally went into exile so she could continue speaking out.

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