Lahiji was one of 19 writers and intellectuals prosecuted for participating in an academic and cultural conference sponsored by the Heinrich Böll Institute in Berlin on April 7 through 9, 2000 at which political and social reform in Iran were publicly debated.
Honours and awards
- 2001 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award
- 2006 IPA Publishers' Freedom Prize
- Hajir Palaschi, "Interview with Shahla Lahiji on Women's Presence in the Labor Market: No Vocation Must Be Prohibited for Women"
- Tehran's Women Cultural Center Holds Ceremony in honor of Ms Shahla Lahiji
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