Human rights lawyer Dr Shirin Ebadi will describe her fight for reform inside Iran and the crushing backlash she faced after winning the Nobel Peace Prize. The first female judge in Iran, Ebadi has fought tirelessly for democracy, equality before the law and freedom of speech, but in Iran her own life was plagued with daily surveillance, relentless intimidation and violence. Ebadi has represented various high-profile cases involving the families of political victims, journalists and child custody cases and now lives in London.
Ebadi will tell her story in conversation with journalist and author Azadeh Moaveni, who has been reporting on the Middle East for over fifteen years and now writes for the Guardian, the Financial Times and the New York Times. She is the author of Lipstick Jihad, Honeymoon in Tehran, and co-author, with Ebadi, of Iran Awakening.
At the Tabernacle, 29th March, 6.45pm – 8pm, tickets £25 or for £5 extra you can get her book, Until We Are Free, too. You can buy tickets here … howtoacademy