Farzin Farzad (Canada)

Farzin Farzad

Farzin Farzad (Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran - ADAPP): Farzin is a native Azerbaijani speaker who spent the early years of his life in Iran and Turkey. He graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in political science from McDaniel College with a concentration in international studies and a minor in cross-cultural studies. He then went on to earn a graduate degree in International Affairs from American University in December of 2008. His regional focus was the Middle East, particularly Iranian security. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, Farzin held positions in research and analysis with professors at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Columbia University. As a research intern at the East-West Center, he researched for and helped edit a book on nuclear weapons security in Asia. During the summer of his graduate program, Farzin studied the political history of the Gulf States at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. After his fellowship, Farzin wrote: “Ironically, I am more assertive person. Being a 'Peace' Fellow toughened me up.”

21 Aug

Last Day

So this is my last full day in Vancouver. I leave tomorrow morning. I fell

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Posted Aug 21, 2009

19 Aug

Great film on human rights in Iran

An activist of ours pointed out a great film on human rights abuses in Iran.

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Posted Aug 19, 2009

17 Aug

State of Baluchis

I came across this website in an Iranian human rights website, the following text was

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Posted Aug 17, 2009

15 Aug

Dr. Kaveh Farrokh

I have received some posts from some people on my blog who try to discredit

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Posted Aug 15, 2009

12 Aug

Asgharzadeh Interview (Part 2)

Me: Many say that if Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is a reported Azeri,

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Posted Aug 12, 2009

11 Aug

Profile: Dr. Alireza Asgharzadeh (Part 1)

Earlier in my blog posts, I mentioned that I regretted not giving adequate coverage on

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Posted Aug 11, 2009

07 Aug

Overshadowed by the Election Crisis

While I had many hopes for the start of the election protests, things have taken

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Posted Aug 07, 2009

04 Aug

Ethnologue quick update

One of the activists recently pointed out that Ethnologue had changed it’s figures: http://www.ethnologue.com/15/show_country.asp?name=IR On

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Posted Aug 04, 2009

04 Aug

Winding down

Sorry it has taken so long to post. Things have been slowing down at ADAPP

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Posted Aug 04, 2009

28 Jul

ADAPP as an organization

I wanted to take some time to discuss ADAPP as an organziation to dispell many

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Posted Jul 28, 2009

21 Jul

Accusations of Pan-Turkism

In this blog I want to address some of the accusations of a response to

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Posted Jul 21, 2009

16 Jul

Quick Update

Last week I wrote about the arrest of Said Matinpour.Well today we are receiving word

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Posted Jul 16, 2009

12 Jul

Said Matinpour arrested and serving 8 years at Evin Prison

This week I wanted to draw to your attention the case of Said Matinpour, who

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Posted Jul 12, 2009

03 Jul

Addressing Questions / Canada Day

Answering Questions Let me start off this blog first by answering some excellent questions that

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Posted Jul 03, 2009

29 Jun

Fakhteh's Interview

Interview with Fakhteh Zamani

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Posted Jun 29, 2009

24 Jun

All Eyes on Iran

This has been a very unbelievable and emotionally-troubling week. Seeing all of the photos and

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Posted Jun 24, 2009

17 Jun

Hectic Week

So I’m sorry for the delay of this blog. I know a lot of you

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Posted Jun 17, 2009

12 Jun

It's election time!

So I’m following Iran’s elections right now and though there seem to be some irregularities, I am happy with the turnout and the participation of Iran’s population.

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Posted Jun 12, 2009

09 Jun

Blogging is cool

I love Vancouver! While I did arrive during a heat wave, I don’t mind it

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Posted Jun 09, 2009

27 May

Pre-departure Work

Although I haven’t left for Vancouver yet, I’ve been quite busy here in D.C. working

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Posted May 27, 2009





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