Who is mahshid Amirshahi

hese were the words of a young woman who was not afraid to stand up against the revolutionary tide that in 1979 was carrying most with itself. Mahshid Amirshahi stood on the side that she believed was the right one. On February 6, 1979, as the Revolution was taking hold, she wrote an article entitled “Is there nobody who supports Bakhtiar?” which was published in the newspaper Ayandegan. In the article, she expressed support for Shapour Bakhtiar, the last prime minister, and criticized the Iranian intellectuals, politicians, members of parliament and diplomats who kept silent about the clerics’ interference in politics or changed their stance at the threshold of the revolution. She was the only intellectual at the time who fearlessly raised her voice in opposition to the revolutionary turmoil that had gripped the nation.