R. Farahanipour

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About R. Farahanipour
Roozbeh Farahanipour (born July 16, 1971 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian nationalist writer and journalist and cofounder of the Marze Por Gohar political party. He escaped from Iran for exile in the USA in 2000 after being arrested for membership in Marze Por Gohar.Biography Farahanipour graduated from Raazi High School in Tehran and went on to study Law in the University of Tehran. From 1994 to 1998 he was the publisher and chief editor of the monthly Vohooman ("Pure Thoughts" in ancient Persian, one of the three major principals of Zoroastrianism), a journal dedicated to Iranian studies, with an emphasis on Zoroastrianism. During the same period, he founded the “Roozbeh Publishing” to further circulate research done in Iranian studies with a focus on pre-Islamic Iran. Shortly after Vohooman was banned, Farahanipour became Chief Editor of the weekly Nedayeh Ghomess ("The Call of Ghomess" - Ghomess was one of the capitals of ancient Iran). Under his editorship, five issues of this journal were published. Upon his attempt to publish the names of 57 people who were victims of serial murders, he was prevented from further activity by the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of Iran and elements affiliated with the government. On July 8, 1998, Farahanipour, along with some of his Nationalist peers, organized the “Hezbeh Marzeh Por-Gohar” and “The National Society of Journalists”. He was a member of the executive committees in both organizations. These organizations maintained a strong belief in remaining independent from the government and faced opposition, threats and even violence from militias affiliated with Ministries of Guidance, Information and Interiors of the Islamic Republic. In the pro-democracy movement of July 1999, the Marze Por Gohar Party, with the leadership of Farahanipour, was highly active. The Ministry of Intelligence proclaimed the Marze Por Gohar Party as an “illegal Party” and denounced Farahanipour as “one of the leaders of the unrest”. On July 14, 1999, Farahanipour’s house was raided by armed Islamic Militias. He and twelve comrades from the GF Party and two Afghan guests were arrested. He spent 26 days in solitary confinement while being interrogated by Ministry of Intelligence and the revolutionary court. He was released on 50,000,000 Rials bail, paid with the deed to a fellow Iranians house. After eleven months between interrogations and the courts, and considering the fate of other activists, all of whom received unusually long sentences, he decided to leave Iran. Until his escape from Iran, he continued writing, legally and illegally. In conjunction with his journalistic endeavors, he spent two years restoring “Bayan-Olhagh”, which was written by Mirza Mohammad Sadegh Fakhroleslam, using walnut and snake skin. He has published many articles in Iranian papers and has attended various publishing conferences and exhibitions including “The Iranology Congress” in Australia. In America, Farahanipour has opposed engagement by the U.S. with the Islamic Republic which he believes can’t reform itself into a democracy.

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