Iranian woman in suicide protest

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Iranian woman in suicide protest
A prominent Iranian female academic, Homa Darabi, poured petrol over herself and set herself on fire to protest at the plight of her countrywomen, according to the Iranian Nation Party to which she belonged, writes Safa Haeri. She died of severe burns in a Tehran hospital on Tuesday.
Homa Darabi (Persian: هما دارابی, January 16, 1940 – February 21, 1994 in Tehran) was a pediatrician from Iran licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, New York, and California. Darabi studied medicine in the United States and returned to Iran in 1976 to work as a psychiatrist. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian authorities shut down her office because she had refused to wear the compulsory Islamic dress in the form of chador.
On Monday, February 21, 1994, Darabi immolated herself in Tajrish Square of Tehran while shouting "Death to Tyranny! Long live freedom! Long live Iran!"
In the US, her sister Parvin Darabi named the Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation in her memory. Parvin Darabi also co-authored a biography of Dr. Darabi called Rage Against the Veil.
Girls of Enghelab Street
Rage Against the Veil
Sahar Khodayari
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Blue Girl

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