R. Farahanipour

Report
2849
2
Vote World Rank
195
Vote Iran Rank
30

Country: Iran

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.

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of R. Farahanipour with your referrer link and earn 10 points

p: 1

p: 1

R. Farahanipour Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

Iran Leaders & Politicians Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
26. Yousef Sanei 6795
27. Abdolla Hasanzade 6054
28. Akbar Mohammadi 5526
29. Sadegh Sharafkandi 3151
30. R. Farahanipour 2849
31. Reza Shah Pahlavi 2153
32. Abdollah Nouri 2036
33. Neda agha Soltan 1616
34. Zahra Rahnavard 1492

Leaders & Politicians Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
191. T. Kolokotrotronis 3104
192. Sarwar Ahmedzai 2953
193. Ibrahim Rugova 2950
194. Deniz Baykal 2919
195. R. Farahanipour 2849
196. Pope Cyril VI 2835
197. Solon 2806
198. Jayalalithaa Jayaram 2749
199. Andreas Papandreou 2722

R. Farahanipour Photos

Today Overall Show All

R. Farahanipour Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 92575 8032530
2 Romania 23203 528381
3 Brazil 22863 4707580
4 India 19643 3699915
5 South Korea 18397 1722457
6 Portugal 8944 283973
7 Russia 6457 1324808
8 Iran 5843 4160195
9 Germany 4343 76022
10 United States of America 3020 1422085
11 United Kingdom 2961 888562
12 Macedonia 2931 952617
13 Syria 2699 1390192
14 Serbia 2291 211395
15 Poland 1961 405258
16 Ukraine 1558 229231
17 Saudi Arabia 1322 770058
18 Jordan 1166 518241
19 Israel 1012 67477
20 Bulgaria 892 323580
21 Lebanon 815 541587
22 France 811 84634
23 Palestine 680 152021
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 328 360053
25 Sri Lanka 248 8805
26 Norway 210 14849
27 Greece 163 416229
28 Pakistan 135 274748
29 Iraq 82 850112
30 Afghanistan 17 5591498
31 Italy 12 62113
32 Indonesia 7 43755
33 Egypt 4 958939
34 Faroe Islands 2 3014
35 Belarus 2 2614
36 Malaysia 2 11332
37 Tunisia 2 40346
38 Spain 1 83237
39 Mexico 1 37801
40 Bahrain 1 16644
41 Bangladesh 0 3923
42 Barbados 0 0
43 Botswana 0 0
44 Belgium 0 8603
45 Belize 0 0
46 Benin 0 0
47 Bermuda 0 0
48 Bhutan 0 0
49 Bolivia 0 5434
50 Albania 0 2207
51 Algeria 0 94755
52 Andorra 0 0
53 Angola 0 0
54 Antigua and Barbuda 0 0
55 Argentina 0 59184
56 Armenia 0 1095
57 Australia 0 714
58 Austria 0 377
59 Azerbaijan 0 14798
60 Bahamas 0 0
61 Burkina Faso 0 0
62 Burundi 0 0
63 Cambodia 0 127
64 Cameroon 0 5
65 Canada 0 23166
66 Cape Verde 0 65
67 Cayman Islands 0 0
68 Central African Republic 0 0
69 Chad 0 0
70 Chile 0 10649
71 People's Republic of China 0 1001
72 Republic of China-Taiwan 0 33
73 Comoros 0 1
74 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 0
75 Republic of the Congo 0 9
76 Cook Islands 0 0
77 Costa Rica 0 0
78 Cote d'Ivoire 0 20
79 Croatia 0 32005
80 Cuba 0 29
81 Cyprus 0 1903
82 Czech Republic 0 19817
83 Denmark 0 352
84 Djibouti 0 0
85 Dominica 0 0
86 Dominican Republic 0 0
87 Ecuador 0 4
88 Fiji Islands 0 0
89 Finland 0 8547
90 Brunei Darussalem 0 0
91 El Salvador 0 0
92 Equatorial Guinea 0 0
93 Eritrea 0 0
94 Estonia 0 0
95 Ethiopia 0 13228
96 Greenland 0 0
97 Grenada 0 0
98 Guatemala 0 0
99 Guinea 0 4
100 Guinea-Bissau 0 0