2010 Award Winner: Shadi Sadr, Iranian human rights and women’s rights lawyer
Santa Clara Law

The Alexander Prize recipient this year is Shadi Sadr, an Iranian lawyer who has risked her life in her efforts to protect the human rights of women activists and journalists. She has been arrested, beaten and imprisoned in Iran. In July 2009 she was arrested once again and then released, which allowed her to escape to Germany. On May 17, 2010, Ms. Sadr was convicted in absentia in a Tehran court  of “acting against national security and harming public order” and was sentenced to six years in prison with 74 lashes.

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