Bahareh Hedayat

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Bahareh Hedayat (Persian: بهاره هدایت , born 1981) is an Iranian student activist[1] and campaigner for women's rights. She was arrested on July 9, 2007. On August 9, 2007 she was released on bail. She was again arrested and released in 2008,[2] and in 2010 was sentenced to nine and a half years' imprisonment[3] for anti-state propaganda.[4][5][6][7]

Hedayat is a founding member of a petition for women's rights in Iran called the One Million Signatures campaign.[8][9]

She graduated from the University of Economic Sciences in Tehran.[10] She was a student at the University of Tehran in the School of Economics.[11][12]
On June 14, 2016, the United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion demanding Hedayat's immediate release, her imprisonment since 2009 being arbitrary and against international law.[13]

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  1. ^ "Iran Gives West One-Month 'Ultimatum' to Accept Nuclear Counterproposal". The New York Times. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Iran arrests two prominent student activists". Daily Times (Pakistan). 15 July 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Iran Presses Opposition With Attacks and Jail Time". The New York Times. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jailed Iranian students start hunger strike". Reuters. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (12 August 2015). "Iran refuses to free student activist Bahareh Hedayat after six years in jail". theguardian.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (16 September 2015). "Iran's Rouhani urged to release student activist Bahareh Hedayat". theguardian.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Shirin Ebadi (28 November 2013). "Women Rising". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Iran: Free Women Activists". Human Rights Watch. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Raynell Andreychuk: The persecution of Bahareh Hedayat". National Post. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  10. ^ https://www.fidh.org/IMG/pdf/list_of_29_iranian_students_in_prison.pdf
  11. ^ "Day 12: Spotlighting Bahareh Hedayat, Iran – Nobel Women's Initiative". Nobel Women's Initiative. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bahareh Hedayat: Women's Rights Defender - Tavaana Article". tavaana.org. Tavaana. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  13. ^ Opinion No. 2/2016 concerning Bahareh Hedayat

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