Iranian Activist Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Listen: <b>Web Extra</b>: Hear a 1997 interview in Tehran between NPR's Jacki Lyden and Shirin Ebadi

Listen: Listen to an 'All Things Considered' interview with Ebadi.

Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi wins the Nobel Peace Prize for her work defending human rights.

hide captionIranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi wins the Nobel Peace Prize for her work defending human rights. Her recognition by the Nobel committee is aimed at inspiring democratic reform across the Muslim world.

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Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi is this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Ebadi is honored for her work on behalf of democracy and human rights, and her special focus on the problems facing women and children in Iran. Hear Dan De Luce of World Radio News.

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