Saturday, December 1, 2007

Shirin Ebadi:No to War, Yes to Peace and Human Rights

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights activist,Shirin Ebadi, about two weeks ago, announced that she intends to launch National Peace Council in Iran.
Several political and cultural personnalities have already supported such action.

Shirin Ebadi, said in a speech at the first gathering of the Council – held Monday 19 November in Teheran -- that nuclear energy was the absolute right of every nation but the right to security and peace was an even greater human right. She later stressed on the importance of the legal framework, which should be respected by both Iran and the US. "What we want is that the two sides should respect international law, and we warn them on this," she said.

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