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Dame of the Day: Shahla Sherkat

Shahla Sherkat

Today’s Dame of the Day is Shahla Sherkat (March 30, 1956-). As the founder and publisher of Zanan Magazine, Sherkat periodically appeared in court to defend her publication’s content. Following the Iranian revolution, Zanan ran controversial articles critiquing the government, condemning domestic abuse and discussing taboo subjects like sex. In 2004, Sherkat served a four month prison term after attending a conference in Berlin discussing political reform in Iran.