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Iranian Nobel Winner Says Revolution Did Not Bring Freedom


Ebadi was forced to give up her job as a judge following the revolution.

Ebadi was forced to give up her job as a judge following the revolution.

PRAGUE -- Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi said on the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that the experience has failed to bring freedom to Iranians.

Ebadi noted, however, that Iran became to a large extent independent as a result of the revolution.

"I'm still looking for freedom," said Ebadi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

Ebadi was one of Iran's first female judges, but she had to resign her seat on the bench following the postrevolutionary establishment's enforcement of a strict brand of Islamic law that bars women from such senior roles.
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