Iranian Nobel Laureate Compares Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement to an Active Volcano

Iranian Nobel Laureate, former judge, and longtime human rights attorney Dr. Shirin Ebadi was in Boulder Friday to talk about the situation in Iran and to screen a documentary. 

The film, “Until We Are Free” is based on Dr. Ebadi’s life story. She was Iran’s first female judge but was demoted to the position of a courtroom clerk after religious clerics who took control of the country decided that women couldn’t be judges. 

She then went on to start a legal practice to defend women and children and ended up as a political prisoner for her efforts. Threats to her person and to her family forced her into exile in London. 

KGNU News Director sat down with Dr. Ebadi Friday afternoon ahead of her documentary screening at CU Boulder. She spoke through her interpreter, Shirin Ershadi.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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