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Mr. Amir Abbas Fakhravar

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Posted By G. William Heiser, Amir ..., 31 July 2013 [cached]
Posted By G. William Heiser, Amir Abbas Fakhravar
Amir Abbas Fakhravar is president of the Iranian Freedom Institute, secretary-general of the Confederation of Iranian Students, and a former political prisoner of the Iranian regime. He is currently a research fellow and visiting lecturer at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of international affairs in Washington, D.C.
Bio زندگینامه - Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, 12 May 2015 [cached]
Amir A. Fakhravar - Siavash
Amir Abbas Fakhravar, (Siavash)is an Iranian jailed dissident, award winning writer, blogger, and the recipient of prestigious Annie Taylor Journalism award. He is the Secretary General of the "Confederation of Iranian Students" and President of Iranian Freedom Institute in Washington, DC. Currently Fakhravar serves as Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Center for the Study of Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of National Security and International Affairs.
Fakhravar was born on July 6, 1975 in the capital city of Tehran. As a gifted student he started writing at the age of eight and published his first book at the age of 12. He was arrested for his writings and his criticism to the Islamic Republic at the age of 17 when he was still in High School.
Fakhravar spent over five years in jail and suffered brutal torture in jail. His treatments in the Islamic Republic jails have been described as first known example of "white torture" in Iran by Amnesty International. According to Amnesty International, the cells had no windows, and everything was entirely colored creamy white. The meal was white rice on a white paper plate. If he wanted to use the toilet, he had to put a white slip of paper under the door of the cell to alert guards who reportedly had footwear designed to muffle any sound. Fakhravar was forbidden to talk to anyone.
Fakhravar was a writer and a columnist for two major newspapers, "Khordad" and "Mosharekat" in Iran. He had a column called, "Who knows better than people" where he exposed the wrong-doings of the government authorities against his fellow students.
With the help of his American friends and Iranian dissidents, Fakhravar moved to the United States in May 2006. He met with President Bush, prominent members of congress, scholars, and policy makers to discuss the atrocities of the Islamic Republic. In July 20, 2006, Fakhravar testified in a historic event before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee of the US Senate.
Fakhravar attended numerous conferences in the US and Europe to discuss the situation of young Iranians, jailed journalists, and political prisoners. He is a regular speaker on the current situation of Iran in college campuses, and international stage. Fakhravar spoke at a panel with Vaclav Havel, Natan Sharansky and Jose Maria Aznar at the interantional Democracy and Security conference in Prague in June 2007.
Fakhravar is the author of three books, an honorary member of English PEN, PEN Canada, and International PEN. He is the president of "Iranian Enterprise Institute," founder of the "Confederation of Iranian Students. Fakhravar currently lives in Washington DC and hopes for a secular democratic Iran so he can go back and fulfill his wish of becoming a writer for children's books.
Amir Abbas Fakhravar: ..., 14 June 2010 [cached]
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Amir Abbas Fakhravar: Leading the Charge Against the Islamic Republic
Amir Abbas Fakhravar, 35, is a "graduate" of the infamous Evin prison in Tehran. His friendly and youthful exterior hides a painful period of torture and isolation - five years, with eight months in solitary confinement. But ask Amir about his state of mind following his harrowing experience and he shrugs:
They broke my wrist, my knee, a few bones, but never broke my spirit.
Fakhravar arrived in the U.S. four years ago and found no coherent voices speaking for the Iranian opposition movement:
I thought that the Iranian opposition had an organization here, but nothing existed in 2006.
And when he gathered some of the opposition figures, he quickly learned that they had little information about the real situation in Iran. Even more dismaying, according to Fakhravar, was the ignorance of U.S. policymakers regarding Iran.
With mentoring from Richard Perle - former assistant secretary of defense (1981-1987) and currently resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute - and with critical help from Philadelphia's Craig Snider - who has dedicated himself to fight for freedom and democracy for the Iranian people - Fakhravar established the Iranian Freedom Institute (IFI).
Affiliated with the IFI is the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS), created by Fakhravar and Arzhang Davoodi. Davoodi is a teacher and writer currently in an Iranian prison (he has been held for six years, with nine remaining on his sentence). In 1994, while in medical school (he subsequently graduated from law school), Fakhravar helped establish the independent student movement in Tehran. Fakhravar and Davoodi proceeded to form the nucleus of an independent worldwide student organization.
"We have already succeeded on that part of the plan," Fakhravar added.
Obama's decision to continue to negotiate with the Khamenei-Ahmadinejad regime gave them legitimacy, according to Fakhravar.
Free Media Online » Congress, 22 Jan 2015 [cached]
Mr. Amir Fakhravar, general secretary, Confederation of Iranian
Mr. Amir Fakhravar: Prepared statement........................... 34
Mr. Fakhravar. Fakhravar.
Mr. Fakhravar.
Mr. Fakhravar. Fakhravar.
And Mr. Fakhravar.
Mr. Fakhravar. Good. Great. Thank you.
Home - Confederation of Iranian Students, 23 April 2015 [cached]
One key bloc in this group is the Confederation of Iranian Students, led by CIS founder Amir Abbas Fakhravar, who was jailed for five years for his role in July 1999 student uprising and his books and speeches.
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