IRAN: Authorities confiscate lawyer Shirin Ebadi’s Nobel Peace Prize

IRAN: Authorities confiscate lawyer Shirin Ebadi's Nobel Peace Prize | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

I was privileged to be at a conference with Shirin Ebadi in early September in Atlanta, and when this relatively short and outwardly unprepossessing woman took the podium, she was transformed into something like an Old Testament prophet, preaching adherence to the rule of law and the rights of citizens with a firm, unyielding persistence and a fire in her eyes.

The Nobel medal was lucky to be associated with her. Her moral authority cannot be pilfered by some fundamentalist lowlife employed by a pedestrian authoritarian regime.

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