Ahmad Moftizadeh
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Ahmad Moftizadeh

Politician + Religious + Thinker
Male
Born 1933
Hometown Sanandaj
Died 1993
Death Place Tehran

Ahmad Moftizadeh was an influential political and religious thinker among the Sunni Kurdish minority in Iranian Kurdistan. He is best known for his leading role in negotiating democratic freedoms for the Kurdish people in Iran during the country's Islamic Revolution. Moftizadeh led one of three major Kurdish factions during the Islamic Revolution that were demanding increased rights for Kurds in the new government.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ahmad Moftizadeh.

CHILDHOOD

1933 Birth Born in 1933.

FORTIES

1976 43 Years Old Moftizadeh and some of his supporters were imprisoned by the Shah's government in 1976 when his political activities in Sanandaj became known to the local authorities but were released less than a month afterwards.
1978 45 Years Old By the time the Islamic Revolution swept Iran in 1978, Ahmad Moftizadeh had already developed his own faction of Kurdish followers that supported the notion of a unified Islamic and democratic state of Iran with special autonomy for the Kurdish people. … Read More

FIFTIES

1983 50 Years Old …  In 1983, Iranian authorities arrested Moftizadeh on the account that he was endangering national security and a court later sentenced him to 10 years in prison. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1993 60 Years Old …  Moftizadeh died shortly after his release from prison in 1993 due to severe torture and mistreatment by Iranian prison authorities. … Read More
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