Free Activist Bahareh Hedayat!

Ashleigh Lauren
Posted April 14, 2015 from United States

Women's rights activistBahareh Hedayat is serving 10 years in prison for protesting gender discrimination under Iranian law.

Please sign this petition by Amnesty International for her release.

In the face of adversity, Bahareh remains a beacon of light and hope.

In a letter she wrote, “With our hearts together, we united and although disadvantaged in an unfair battle, we fought against tyranny with empty hands. Not only in the streets but also in our hearts, we chose to be calm and collected, but also when confronted with cruelty, our sorrows multiplied.

Until such a day as flowers blossom far and wide and the breeze of knowledge blows from every town and village, we envisioned our universities full of colorful and scented flower arches, not prison cells.”

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  • Alyssa  Rust
    Apr 15, 2015
    Apr 15, 2015


    Thank you for sharing this post. I didn’t know much about Bahareh Hedayat but remember seeing her name in an article I read a while back. Your post inspired me to do more research about her and she sounds like such an amazing women. Speaking out for women’s rights and gender equality, fighting against institutional racism and sexism – she is really a great inspiration and role model.

    I have signed the petition and encourage others to do so as well. Take a moment to read about all the amazing things that Bahareh  Hedayat has accomplished.


    Alyssa Rust 

  • OMagdalena
    Apr 17, 2015
    Apr 17, 2015

    Ashleigh, thank you for the post! You helped me find more information about Bahareh Hedayat and I also signed the petition.