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). The Women's Cultural Center is an "NGO that focuses on women's health, as well as legal issues".[5] Khorasani also wrote several books about the women's movement in Iran.[6] 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]


In 2007 she, together with Parvin Ardalan, was sentenced to three years in prison for "threatening the national security."[8] 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.[9] 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,[10] and (b) participation in the illegal gatherings after the 2009 elections,".[11] After being informed of her charges, Khorasani defended herself and she was released to a custodian. She was released until her trial date.[12] 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.[13]

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  1. ^ [1]
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  3. ^ PBS's Frontline: Courageous and Principled: Shiva Nazar Ahari.
  4. ^ - Cyrus News Agency English
  5. ^ "Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani: Two Decades in the Struggle For Women's Rights" : [3]
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  8. ^ Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts: Debating Women: Gender and the Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary Iran. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 2002.
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