Farrokh Negahdar

Farrokh Mullah-Negahdar (Persian: فرخ ملا‌نگهدار‎, romanizedFarroḵ Mullāh-Negahdār; born 1946) is an Iranian leftist political activist.

Farrokh Mullah-Negahdar
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Mullah-Negahdar in 1980
Born (1946-11-05) 5 November 1946 (age 74)[1]
Alma materUniversity of London
University of Tehran
Political partyURI (2004–present)
OIPFM (1980–present)
OIPFG (1963–1980)

Born into a civil servant family, Mullah-Negahdar joined the Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas in 1963, and began studying at University of Tehran in 1965. Two years later he was arrested by SAVAK for his activities with Bijan Jazani, and resleased in 1968, being rearrested and confined until 1977.[1] He became a member of central cadre in 1978 and led the organization's majority faction.[2] After the Iranian Revolution, he was a member of both central and executive committees.[3] Before the split in the party, he was elected as secretary of the central council.[4] On 17 June 1982, he was unanimously elected as the first-secretary of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Sepehr Zabir (2012). The Left in Contemporary Iran (RLE Iran D). CRC Press. pp. 139–140. ISBN 978-1-136-81263-7.
  2. ^ Vahabzadeh, Peyman (28 March 2016) [7 December 2015]. "FADĀʾIĀN-E ḴALQ". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. Bibliotheca Persica Press. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ Maziar, Behrooz (2000). Rebels With A Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran. I.B.Tauris. p. 209. ISBN 1860646301. As far as is known, the Fadaiyan leadership before the revolution, six in all, were: Ahmad Gholamian-Langerudi (alias Hadi), Qorbanali Rahim-pur (alias Majid), Qasem Siyadati, Farrokh Mullah-Negahdar, Reza Ghebra'i (alias Mansur). After the revolution, with Siyadati killed during the revolution and Langerudi dropped, the leadership, now called the central committee, was increased to eleven, and included: Mullah-Negahdar, Qorbanali Rahimpur (alias Majid), Reza Ghebra'i, Mehdi Fattapur, Mostafa Madani, Kazem Mobini, Asghar Soltanabadi (alias Kiumars), Ali Tavasoli, Haydar and Akbar, both aliases. Mullah-Negahdar, Madani and Mobini acted as executive committee members and Haydar, never participaited in leadership meetings.
  4. ^ Muhammad Kamal (1986). "Iranian Left In Political Dilemma". Pakistan Horizon. Karachi: Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. 39 (3): 39–51. JSTOR 41393782.
Party political offices
New title First Secretary of the Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority)
New title Secretary of the Central Committee of Organization of Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas
Organization dissolved