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Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi slams repression in Iran, ‘unprecedented’ since 1979

By France24
08 December 2019   |   12:14 pm
Shirin Ebadi, the exiled Iranian lawyer and human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, speaks to FRANCE 24 about the deadly protests in Iran over the past two weeks. According to the NGO Amnesty International, at least 208 demonstrators have been killed in the crackdown, the highest death toll since the 1979 revolution.

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