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Shoura Hashemi was born in Mashhad, Iran, in 1982 and spent her early years there. Together with her family, she fled to Austria in 1987, where they were granted political asylum. After studying law in Vienna, Shoura Hashemi graduated from the Diplomatic Academy. She worked for 15 years in the diplomatic service of the Foreign Ministry, including positions at Austrian representations in Brussels, Geneva, and Jakarta.

Starting from September 2022, she documented events within the "Woman, Life, Freedom" protest movement in Iran and became involved as an activist. In August 2023, Shoura Hashemi joined Amnesty International and, together with Aurélie Tournan, forms the co-directorship of the Austrian section.