Human Rights Advocate and former member of Iran’s parliament , Fatemeh Haghighatjoo signed the Petition to stop child executions in Iran. In an email , Ms. Haghighatjoo also thanked Nazanin Afshin-Jam for her “unique efforts of human rights”.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE Campaign thank Dr. Haghighatjoo for her support of the Campaign to permanently end child executions in Iran.
Fatemeh Haghighatjou, (فاطمه حقیقتجو) was a reformist member of the Iranian Parliament until February 2004. While in parliament she challenged and criticized the hardliners as well as the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. She was the first to resign when the anti-reform measures of the Supreme Leader began to take shape. Her resignation was followed by few other pro-reform MP’s. In 2001, Ms. Haghighatjoo was sentenced to 20 months in prison, for “inciting public opinion and insulting the judiciary”. Her sentence—which she terms illegitimate and undemocratic, and which she has not served yet—was later reduced to 10 months. In 2005 Haghighatjoo was a fellow at MIT’s Center for International Relations. She is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Women and Public Policy Program.PHOTO: Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Fatemeh Haghighatjoo at Rutgers University
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