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.”



Great film on human rights in Iran

19 Aug

An activist of ours pointed out a great film on human rights abuses in Iran. If you guys take a look at minute 16 and henceforth, it discusses the issue of minority rights in Iran. It is a truly well-made film and when watching it, one cannot help but feel anger and the persecution of women, journalists and ethnic and religious minorities.

Unfortunately, in my opinion, it does not give adequate coverage on all minority groups.

Check it out:

http://www.movie.article19film.com/

Posted By Farzin Farzad

Posted Aug 19th, 2009

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