Inside Shirin Ebadi’s office

Reporters on the Job: The outside of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi’s apartment in Tehran may be newly covered with graffiti but the inside of her law office has changed little over the years.

There is more hardware – the Nobel Peace Prize and a host of other human rights memorabilia. (Read the Monitor's coverage of Iran's increasing pressure on human rights activists here.) But she still does her work at a very small desk.

The waiting room is grander in many ways. It has a dining table set, and in a frame on the wall in beautiful flowing Farsi calligraphy, this line from a well-known 13th-century Persian poet, Saadi Shirazi:

“You that do not become sad with the problems of others, should not be called human.”

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