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EBADI, Mrs. Shirin [Human Right Activists]
Born: 1947

Alternate Spellings of Name: Shirin Ibadi, Chirine Ebadi

Biographical highlights:

1969 Graduated from Faculty of Law, Tehran University

1975-1979 First Female Iranian Judge

1979 Iranian Revolution, forced to resign and start work as an attorney

1994 Help found Society for Protecting the Child's Rights in Iran

1996 Awarded plate by Human Rights Watch

2000 Attorney for families of writers and intellectuals who were victims of "serial murders" in 1998-1999

2000 Arrested and imprisoned for "disturbing public opinion" in relation to "serial murders" case

2001 Awarded Rafto Prize, Human Rights Prize in Norway.

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