Emad Bahavar

Emad Bahavar (Persian: عماد بهاور‎) is an Iranian political activist[2] affiliated with the Freedom Movement of Iran and currently holding office as head of the party's youth wing.[1]

Emad Bahavar
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Bahavar in December 2008
Born (1978-06-29) June 29, 1978 (age 43)
Alma materUniversity of Mazandaran
Yazd University
Political partyFreedom Movement of Iran
Spouse(s)Maryam Shafiee[1]

Bahavar was arrested following the post-election protests in 2009, and released after five years of imprisonment.[3] He went on hunger strike in 2011, along with eleven other political prisoners.[1]

Bahavar registered to run for a City Council of Tehran seat in 2017 elections, however he was disqualified by the authorities.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Authorities Responsible for the Lives of Prisoners on Hunger Strike", Center for Human Rights in Iran, 20 June 2011, retrieved 1 June 2017
  2. ^ "Iranian political prisoners' plea to Barack Obama: the full letter", Guardian, 8 August 2013, retrieved 1 June 2017
  3. ^ a b "Interference in Local Elections: Approved Candidates Now Disqualified", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 12 May 2017, retrieved 1 June 2017
Party political offices
Preceded by
Head of the Youth Wing of Freedom Movement of Iran