Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani

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Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani is a notable Iranian author, translator, essayist, 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 22 September 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 23 September, 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 11 March 2012 in Branch 26 of the Islamic revolutionary court. On 9 June 2012, she was sentenced to one year of suspended imprisonment and five years of probation. [12]

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