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Mr. Amir Fakhravar Abbas

President

Iranian

HQ Phone: +44 20 7225 3000

Iranian

16 Prince's Gate

London, London SW7 1PT

United Kingdom

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Background Information

Employment History

Adjunct Professor

Texas State University

Writer

PEN Canada

Affiliations

Research Fellow
Institute of World Politics

Founder
Confederation of Iranian Students

Research Fellow
Fakhravar

BOARD OF GOVERNORS Member
FreeMediaOnline.org

Board of Governors Member
AllGov

Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer
Center for the Study

Honorary Member
PEN American Center

Research Fellow At Center for Culture and Security
International Women's Peace Service

Honorary Member
English PEN

Founder
Movement

Secretary
Students Independent Movement

Secretary
Scientific Association of Payam Noor University

Founder
Confederation

Founder
Central Council of Iranian Freedom Movement

Education

Ph.D

degree

high school diploma
mathematics and Physics

Web References (199 Total References)


Biography - Amir-Abbas Fakhravar

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Amir A. Fakhravar, (Siavash) is an Iranian jailed dissident and award winning writer. He is the Secretary General of Confederation of Iranian Students and President of Iranian Freedom Institute. Currently Fakhravar serves as Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of National Security and International Affairs.

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.
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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 A. ...

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Amir A. Fakhravar

Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer
Mr. Fakhravar is an Iranian writer, founder of the Iranian Freedom Movement, serves as the Chair of the Confederation of Iranian Students, and is President of Iranian Freedom Institute, a think thank based in Washington DC. For his role in leading Iran's pro-democracy student movement, Fakhravar spent a total of five years and three months in Iranian prisons, including Evin Prison, sadistically run by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, suffering countless beatings and tortures. He has testified before the United States Senate, as well as the British and Italian Parliaments regarding Iran's internal unrest.


Amir Abbas ...

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Amir Abbas Fakhravar

President of the Iranian Freedom Institute
Amir Abbas Fakhravar is a former Iranian jailed dissident, award winning writer, blogger, and the recipient of the prestigious Annie Taylor Journalism Award. He is the Secretary General of the Confederation of Iranian Students and President of the Iranian Freedom Institute in Washington, D.C. Read More


Former jailed Iranian dissident, current ...

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Former jailed Iranian dissident, current Secretary General of the Confederation of Iranian Students and President of the Iranian Freedom Institute Amir Fakhravar said the audience should recognize the Iran nuclear deal is problematic.

"It doesn't matter what side we are on … this is wrong," Fakhravar said.


Amir Fakhravar, Secretary ...

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Amir Fakhravar, Secretary General of the Confederation of Iranian Students and President of the Iranian Freedom Institute.

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