Until We Are Free

Until We Are Free

My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

Book - 2016
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"For several years the Iranian government tried everything to silence Shirin Ebadi: They arrested her, bugged her phones, attacked her home, shadowed her everywhere she went, seized her office, and nailed a death threat to her front door. But nothing could stop Ebadi from her work as a human rights lawyer defending women, children, and the persecuted in Iran. After several years of harrassment and intimidation, the Iranian spy services turned their sights onto Ebadi's only weakness: those she loved the most, her family. First the authorities detained her daughter, then they laid a trap for her husband straight out of a spy novel. The Iranian government took everything from Shirin Ebadi--her marriage, her home, her property, her bank accounts, they even seized her Nobel Prize--but the one thing they could not take was her spirit and her desire for a better future for her country. Shirin Ebadi is one of the most revered leaders on the global stage. For the first time she's telling the full story of how the government of Iran tried to destroy her, and almost succeeded"--
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812998870
Branch Call Number: 323.092 IBA 2016
Characteristics: 286 pages

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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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