Freidoune Sahebjam

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Freidoune Sahebjam (Persian: فریدون صاحب جمع‎) (1933–2008) was a French-Iranian journalist, war correspondent, and novelist who resided in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France.[1]

He gained international recognition for his novel La Femme Lapidée, in 1990, about Soraya Manutchehri, which was translated 4 years later as The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story. The book became the basis for screenplay of the 2008 film The Stoning of Soraya M., in which American actor James Caviezel portrays Sahebjam.[2]

Sahebjam was a well appreciated journalist on French LCI channel and in French newspapers such as Le Monde and Le Telegramme.[1]

Sahebjam was the first journalist to report on the crimes of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the Bahá'í Faith community in Iran, and the illegal use of children in the Iranian Army during the eight-year Iran–Iraq War. According to Darius Kadivar, Reports for which he had received death threats by Islamists. Sahebjam's latest article was about the Iraq war for the French daily Le Telegraph, where he had recently visited.

He had recently written a biography on his mother, an aristocrat of Qajar heritage, entitled Une Princesse Persane. He died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the age of 75. The cause of death was not reported.[1]


  • The Stoning of Soraya M., Arcade Publishing, 1994
  • Une Princesse Persane, a biography on his mother, an aristocrat of Qajar heritage
  • Morte parmi les vivants : Une tragédie afghane
  • La Femme Lapidée [The Stoning of Soraya M.]
  • Je n'ai plus de larmes pour pleurer (with Reza Behrouzi)
  • Le Vieux de la montagne
  • Reviens Mahomet, ils sont devenus fous : Chroniques de la barbarie islamique ordinaire
  • Le Dernier Eunuque
  • Mohamad reza pahlavi, shah d'iran
  • Un procès sans appel


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