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Mohsen Sazegara

Mohsen Sazegara

Freedom Advocate Fellow
George W. Bush Institute

Mohsen Sazegara is an Iranian dissident, writer, and political activist. He was a founding member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and an aide to Ayatollah Khomeini before becoming disillusioned with Iran’s regime and its brutal repression. His reformist policies eventually resulted in his arrest in early 2003, after which he left the country. He has since actively worked for greater freedom and democracy for his native Iran, and has become a major figure in the country’s Green Movement.

Sazegara has been a visiting professor at several universities in Iran and has held visiting scholar positions at Yale and Harvard. He also served as publisher of several reformist Iranian newspapers closed by regime hardliners, and was managing director of Iran’s press cooperative company.

Sazegara is an exiled Iranian citizen currently living in the United States.