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Confront Iran on brutality, not nukes

By Katherine Butler

Tags: Iran, Shirin Ebadi , Katherine Butler, brutality, judges,
journalist, ‘The Journalist’


She was Iran’s first female judge, has served time in the country’s prisons
for challenging the Islamic regime and, to the chagrin of its hardline rulers,
became, in 2003, the only Iranian citizen to win a Nobel peace prize.

On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s disputed presidential election and
the crushed “green revolution” that followed, Shirin Ebadi has
attacked Western governments for wrongly fixating on Iran’s nuclear ambitions,
while remaining silent about the repression of those who challenge the regime
peacefully in the quest for democratic freedoms.

The human rights lawyer warns that the Ahmadinejad Government is using more
violent repression against its people than at any time in the 30 years since
the Islamic revolution.

Twelve months after the remarkable events which, for a…

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    The Nobel Committee’s adviser, the historian Jens Arup Seip, wrote a new report which is primarily an account of Gandhi’s role in Indian political history after 1937. “The following ten years,” Seip wrote, “from 1937 up to 1947, led to the event which for Gandhi and his movement was at the same time the greatest victory and the worst defeat – India’s independence and India’s partition.” The report describes how Gandhi acted in the three different, but mutually related conflicts which the Indian National Congress had to handle in the last decade before independence: the struggle between the Indians and the British; the question of India’s participation in the Second World War; and, finally, the conflict between Hindu and Muslim communities. In all these matters, Gandhi had consistently followed his own principles of non-violence.


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