یکشنبه ۲ مهر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۰:۵۲
Iran's Nobel Prize Laureate Calls for West to Back Democracy in Middle East
Iranian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi marked International Women's day today, 8th March, by urging western countries to give greater support to pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. In a speech in the French town of Brest, Ebadi said the propagation of democracy and human rights are in Europe's long-term interests.
She said Islam is compatible with democracy and is not a religion of terror and violence.
Ebadi is due to address members of the French parliament in a speech on Wednesday, before she travels to Strasbourg to speak to the foreign affairs commission of the European Parliament.