Mina Ahadi

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Mina Ahadi
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Born1956 (age 65–66)
Abhar, Iran
Political partyWorker-communist Party of Iran
AwardsSecularist of the Year

Mina Ahadi (Persian: مینا احدی, romanizedMinâ Ahadi, born 1956) is an Iranian-Austrian political activist. As a Communist political activist, she is a member of the Central Committee and Politburo of the Worker-communist Party of Iran.

Advocacy[edit]

Mina Ahadi is opposed to faith-based laws and promotes citizenship rights and one secular law. Ahadi is also the main figure of International Committee Against Executions and International Committee Against Stoning. She is also the main founder of the German Central Council of Ex-Muslims.[1] The Central Council of Ex-Muslims aims to break the taboo that comes with renouncing Islam and to oppose apostasy laws and Islam.

Life[edit]

Ahadi's husband, who was also a political activist, was executed in Iran on the date of the couple's anniversary. His execution became her motivation to fight against capital punishment.[2]

She lives and works in Germany and helped to gain the freedom of Nazanin Fatehi in Iran. Due to death-threats against her, she has been living under police protection from the moment of her public appearance as the chairwoman of the Central Council of Ex-Muslims.[3][4] Since October 2018 she is official "ambassador" for the registered association intaktiv e.V. which is against circumcision of male children.[5][6]

On 20 October 2007, she was awarded the Secularist of the Year prize by the UK's National Secular Society.[7] Ahadi has two daughters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in German) Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime: Kurzbiographie Mina Ahadi Archived 2007-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, 2007
  2. ^ (in German) Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime: Kurzbiographie Mina Ahadi Archived 2007-09-08 at the Wayback Machine, 2007
  3. ^ (in German) Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime: Kurzbiographie Mina Ahadi Archived 2007-09-08 at the Wayback Machine (German), 2007
  4. ^ (in German) Anna Reimann: Vorkämpfer für Islam-Austritte mit dem Tod bedroht Archived 2007-05-16 at the Wayback Machine, Der Spiegel, February 21, 2007
  5. ^ "Intaktiv-Botschafter-/Innen".
  6. ^ "Neue Botschafterinnen für genitale Selbstbestimmung: Mina Ahadi und Ann-Marlene Henning".
  7. ^ National Secular Society:Iranian dissident Mina Ahadi wins Secularist of the Year prize Archived 2008-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, accessed on June 6, 2009