Daryoush Homayoun

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About Daryoush Homayoun Daryoush Homayoun is an Iranian journalist, author, intellectual, and politician. He is a former minister of information and tourism in the cabinet of Jamshid Amouzegar, founder of the daily newspaper Ayandegan, and a former high-ranking member of the Rastakhiz party. In exile he became one of the founders of the Constitutionalist Party of Iran. He is famous for his analytical writings and largely impartial assessment of history. His outspoken manner, criticizing the Islamic Republic with harsh tones, but also directing his criticism at the Pahlavi policies, has earned him respect of many, though also made him many enemies. He is one of the most influential Iranian opposition leaders in exile.Youth Born in Tehran in 1928, he started political activity at the age of fourteen. In his younger years he was member of several Iranian parties, generally with nationalist views opposing the rise of leftist ideas and the influence of the Tudeh party, such as SUMKA. He turned gradually from a supporter of Mohammad Mossadegh to an opponent, and was imprisoned during Mossadegh's premiership. Journalistic and political career In the years following 1953, Homayoun finished his university studies, obtaining a doctorate in political science from the University of Tehran. He worked at the Iranian daily Ettelaat and later founded the highly successful daily newspaper Ayandegan. In the cabinet of Jamshid Amouzegar, he became the minister of information and tourism. Following the events leading up to the Iranian revolution, he was arrested in the autumn of 1978, together with many other former officials whom the monarchy tried to use as scapegoats in order to prevent its own eventual downfall. He escaped prison on February 12, 1979, just after the revolution, and went into hiding. Fifteen months later, he left Iran through the border with Turkey and went to Paris. Exile In exile, he has been an influential political analyst, writer, and opposition leader. In the nineties he initiated and helped create the Constitutionalist Party of Iran, a political party seeking to establish a democratic constitutional monarchy in Iran.

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53. Shirin Ebadi 203
54. Bagher Khan 183
55. Fereydoun Farrokhzad 171
56. Sattar Khan 163
57. Daryoush Homayoun 156
58. Amir Kabir 144
59. Ameli Tehrani 140
60. Babak Khorramdin 127
61. Kazem Shariatmadari 125

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453. Gul Rahman 162
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455. Najmadin Krekar 159
456. Fethullah Gülen 157
457. Daryoush Homayoun 156
458. Heydar Aliyev 156
459. Yusuf Al-Azma 155
460. Getúlio Vargas 154
461. Süleyman Demirel 153

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