Friday, October 10, 2003

Iranian Nobel peace winner "shocked" by prize

Iranian Nobel peace winner "shocked" by prize: "PARIS (AFP) Oct 10, 2003
The Iranian jurist and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi said Friday she was 'shocked' at winning the Nobel peace prize, and said it was for all Iranians who fought for democracy.

'I'm shocked. There won't be many changes in my own life, but it will be important for my work for human rights and for citizens in Iran,' she told AFP by telephone from her Paris home."

Good news for democracy in Iran. A nice $1.3M infustion of capital couldn't hurt.

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