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March 9, 2011 3:30 pm

Ebadi: Arab-style Revolt Certain Soon in Iran

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Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi. Photo: Shahram Sharif.

Reuters – Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said on Wednesday an Arab-style popular revolt would come soon to her country, driven by poverty and the fierce oppression of critics by its Islamic rulers.

But Ebadi, a defence lawyer for Iranian dissidents who has lived outside Iran since 2009 but has close family still there, said human rights campaigners wanted the transition to happen peacefully and avoid a Libyan-style bloodbath.

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