Hojjat Kalashi

Hojjat Kalashi (Persian: حجت کلاشی‎) is an Iranian pan-Iranist politician and head of the Pan-Iranist Party's youth wing.[2]

Hojjat Kalashi
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Kalashi in 2019
Bornc. 1979/1980 (age 41–42)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
Political partyPan-Iranist Party
Spouse(s)Roshanak Asteraki
Military career
Service/branchGround Force
Years of service2009–2010
RankFirst lieutenant
Unit88th Armored Division

He has been imprisoned several times[3] and banned from leaving Iran.[4]

Kalashi is a graduate of political science, and is regarded among younger generations of ethnic Iranian Azeris with nationalist-oriented tendencies.[2] According to Mehran Kamrava, Kalashi has a positive image among Iranian nationalist groupings.[2]


  1. ^ Mostaghim, Ramin (17 June 2014), "On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms", Los Angeles Times, retrieved 1 December 2019
  2. ^ a b c d Kamrava, Mehran (2017), The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus, Oxford University Press, p. 127, ISBN 9780190869663
  3. ^ “We are ordered to crush you”: Expanding repression of dissent in Iran (PDF), Amnesty International, 2012, p. 41, MDE 13/002/2012
  4. ^ Erdbrink, Thomas (4 August 2018), "Protests Pop Up Across Iran, Fueled by Daily Dissatisfaction", The New York Times, retrieved 1 December 2019