Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani

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Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani is a notable Iranian journalist, women's rights activist[1] and community activist.[2]

She is one of the founding members of the One Million Signatures campaign.[3]She was also a founder of Women’s Cultural Center.[4] (Markaz-e Farhangi-ye Zanan).

In 2007 she, together with Parvin Ardalan, was sentenced to three years in prison for "threatening the national security."[5]

Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani also wrote several books about the women's movemenet in Iran.[6]

Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani was the 2004 winner of the Latifeh Yarshater Award, given by the Persian Heritage Foundation for a book they co-authored about a leading Iranian political figure [7]

Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani was released on September 22, 2010 after she appeared before the Evin Prison Court “to provide some explanations,” and was informed of her charges.[8] Khorasani was interrogated when she first appeared in court on Tuesday following a summons, and was asked to return the next day to meet with “case analysts.” On September 23, she was informed of her charges of “propagation activities against the regime through: a) writing and publishing content against the regime on the Feminist School website,[9] and b) participation in the illegal gatherings after the 2009 elections,”.[10] After being informed of her charges, Khorasani defended herself and she was released to a custodian. She was released until her trial date.[11] Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani’s trial was held on March 11, 2012 in Branch 26 of the Islamic revolutionary court. On June 9, 2012, she was sentenced to one year of suspended imprisonment and five years of probation. [12]

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