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Until We Are Free - My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

Shirin Ebadi

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The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now Ebadi tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves. For years the Islamic Republic tried to intimidate Ebadi, but after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005, the censorship and persecution intensified. The government wiretapped Ebadi's phones, bugged her law firm, sent spies to follow her, harassed her colleagues, detained her daughter, and arrested her sister on trumped-up charges. It shut down her lectures, fired up mobs to attack her home, seized her offices, and nailed a death threat to her front door. Despite finding herself living under circumstances reminiscent of a spy novel, nothing could keep Ebadi from speaking out and standing up for human dignity. But it was not until she received a phone call from her distraught husband-and he made a shocking confession that would all but destroy her family-that she realized what the intelligence apparatus was capable of to silence its critics. The Iranian government would end up taking everything from Shirin Ebadi-her marriage, friends, and colleagues, her home, her legal career, even her Nobel Prize-but the one thing it could never steal was her spirit to fight for justice and a better future. This is the amazing, at times harrowing, simply astonishing story of a woman who would never give up, no matter the risks. Just as her words and deeds have inspired a nation, Until We Are Free will inspire you to find the courage to stand up for your beliefs. Praise for Until We Are Free "Ebadi recounts the cycle of sinister assaults she faced after she won the Nobel Prize in 2003. Her new memoir, written as a novel-like narrative, captures the precariousness of her situation and her determination to 'stand firm.'"-The Washing

Language:

English

Narrators:

Shohreh Aghdashloo, Shoreh Aghdashloo

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

53:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

47:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:41