Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Shirin Ebadi

Age: 62
Occupation: Iranian human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 1

Although somewhat overshadowed recently by the Green Revolution political opposition, Ebadi remains a thorn in Tehran's side. Her criticism of the regime stung so much, the authorities churlishly took away her Nobel medal. Traveling around the world, she continues to draw attention to Iran's appalling human-rights record.