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Mr. Amir Abbas Fakhravar

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Research Fellow and Director of I...

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Local Address: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
Institute of World Politics
1521 16Th Street, Nw
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The Institute of World Politics is an independent graduate school of statecraft and national security affairs offering evening courses taught by the nation's...   more

Employment History

  • Chair
    Confederation of Iranian Students
  • President
    Iranian Freedom Institute
  • Director of International Affairs With Council for A Democratic Iran
  • President
    Iranian Freedom Movement
  • President of, Founder
    Iranian Enterprise Institute
  • Adjunct Professor
    Texas State University
  • Constitutional Law Professor
    Texas State University

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • high school diploma , mathematics and Physics
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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.
Free Media Online » Congress, 22 Jan 2015 [cached]
Mr. Amir Fakhravar, general secretary, Confederation of Iranian
Mr. Amir Fakhravar: Prepared statement........................... 34
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And Mr. Fakhravar.
Mr. Fakhravar. Good. Great. Thank you.
Global Politician- Interviews, 29 April 2011 [cached]
Amir A. Fakhravar, an Iranian pro-democracy and student leader, joins me for an interview. He is the founder of the Iranian Freedom Movement, chairman of the Independent Student Movement, founder of the Confederation of Iranian Students, and president of the Iranian Enterprise Institute. Mr. Fakhravar is also an award winning author and journalist.
Amir A. ..., 17 April 2011 [cached]
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.
Bio زندگینامه - Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, 15 July 2014 [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.
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