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By Janet Hubbard-Brown

As a legal professional, pass judgement on, lecturer, author, and activist, Shirin Ebadi has spoken out in her state, Iran, in addition to in the course of the global. this can be the tale of a great determine who has devoted her lifestyles to struggling with for uncomplicated human rights, particularly these of ladies and youngsters, inside Iran and out of the country.

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It particularly infuriated her that her husband had so much control over her, power granted to him by a group of men. She decided that a postnuptial agreement might be in order; her husband could sign a paper granting her the right to divorce him, and giving her primary custody of their children in the event they did not stay together. He completely agreed with the idea. EDUCATION The sexes were completely segregated again under the new law, which legitimized the entry of millions of lower-class girls from traditional families and rural areas into the public life and the education system.

They decided to instate new regulations to keep the people in check, and once again they claimed they were interpreting the new laws based on Sharia, or Islamic law. Ebadi suspected that the clerics just wanted to keep Iranians cut off from the outside world. THE PENAL CODE OF 1995 Under the new penal code, adopted in 1995 by the Majlis, or legislative assembly, those found guilty of adultery, witnessed by at least three others, would be subject to execution by stoning. According to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner 57 58 Shirin Ebadi for Refugees, women caught violating the Islamic dress code could be sentenced to between 10 days and 10 months in prison, or 74 lashes.

Muslims need to organize and dedicate themselves to struggle (jihad) against immoral and unjust practices. ** The modern “Islamic movement” actually began around 1875. ” Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was an important originator of today’s Muslim revivalist thought. He hated the corruption he saw all around him. He believed that Muslims could improve their societies by reinterpreting Islamic texts through fresh eyes and by searching for ways to fight colonial rule and make their politics and culture independent of the West.

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