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SIMIN BEHBAHANI (1927-2014)

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“In the fight for sovereignty and justice, Simin Behbahani was a mountain lioness and the soul of deprived and unloved. Certainly her spirit runs through the blood of political prisoners in Iran and freedom warriors in the globe.”

— Akbar Montaser

“Iran’s most famous poethas died at age of 87. Simin Behbahani was loved by many ordinary Iranians, but drew the disapproval of the authorities, whom she challenged throughout her life.”

— Golnoosh Golshani, BBC Persian

Simin was born into a socially conscious and educated family...

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