Inside Shirin Ebadi’s office
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.”