Abolfazl Qassemi

Abolfazl Qassemi (Persian: ابوالفضل قاسمی‎) was an Iranian politician affiliated with the National Front, and once head librarian of University of Tehran.[2]

Abolfazl Qassemi
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Member-elect of the Iranian Parliament
In office
Credentials rejected in 1980[1]
Personal details
Bornc. 1921 (1921)
Dargaz, Iran
Died1993(1993-00-00) (aged 71–72)
Tehran, Iran
Political party
Other political
National Front

Amidst Iranian Revolution, Qassemi succeeded Shapour Bakhtiar as the leader of Iran Party[3] and was elected to the Parliament in 1980 legislative election. However, he was denied to take his seat on the grounds that he was a member of the SAVAK, while he denied the accusation.[4] In November 1981, Islamic Revolutionary Court convicted Qassemi of collaboration with 1980 coup d'état attempt and sentenced him to life imprisonment.[2]


  1. ^ Baktiari, Bahman (1996). Parliamentary Politics in Revolutionary Iran: The Institutionalization of Factional Politics. University Press of Florida. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-8130-1461-6.
  2. ^ a b Branigin, William (17 June 1980). "A Struggle to Revive Iran's Nationalists". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  3. ^ Branigin, William (17 June 1980). "Old Activists Hide Away in Mullah's Iran". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  4. ^ Rizvi, Sajid (12 November 1981). "Sentence Iranian dissident to life in prison". United Press International. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Shapour Bakhtiar
Secretary-General of Iran Party
Title next held by
Nezameddin Movahed