Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi
Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi is a lawyer, poet and author from Iran. She is known for her participation in the Iranian reform movement and was forced to flee due to threats and persecution.
Sedigheh Vasmaghi earned her PhD at the Tehran University and is one of few women who taught the subject of Islamic law in Iran. She is an established poet and published her first poetry collection Praying for Rain in 1989. Since then she has published five collections of poetry in addition to several academic books. She has also translated classical Arabic poetry to Farsi.
Sedigheh Vasmaghis writing and political views led to ever increasing censorship, intimidation and threats. After the 2009 presidential election in Iran, she participated in the protest movement by publishing letters, poems and articles. Eventually she was forced to leave the country. Dr. Vasmaghi arrived in Uppsala in 2012.