Homa Darabi

Homa Darabi was a pediatrician from Iran licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey, New York, and California. She returned to Iran in 1976 to serve as a psychiatrist. After the Islamic Revolution, Islamic authorities shut down her office because she had refused to wear the chador. On Monday, February 21, 1994, about a month after a 16 year old girl was shot to death in Tehran for wearing lipstick, Darabi immolated herself in Tehran while shouting "Death to Tyranny! Long live freedom! Long live Iran!" Her sister Parvin Darabi named the Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation in her remembrance, with her son co-authored a biography of Dr. Darabi, Rage Against the Veil. ... more on Wikipedia

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