Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi: Should insults to religious beliefs be criminalised?

The Iranian lawyer and Nobel peace prize winner talks to Free Speech Debate about freedom of expression in Iran and whether insults to religious and non-religious beliefs should be criminalised.

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  1. In this interview, I haven’t heard any thing being said about religious and non-religious free speech in Iran . In fact, this is the most important problem that we have in Iran. Religion is the biggest taboo and I think we should get over it to be able to pursue free speech in Iran.

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