Mohammad Farrokhi Yazdi

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Mirza Mohammad Farrokhi Yazdi (1889–October 18, 1939) was an Iranian poet, journalist and senior politician of the Reza Pahlavi era.

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Born in Yazd and his father was Mohammad Ebrahim Yazdi, he started his preliminary education in Yazd until the age of 16 when he was expelled from school for his poems against school teachers and principal.[1]

By the age of 16, he had already started writing poetry and gradually became active during the Persian Constitutional Revolution and was imprisoned because of writing material in opposition to the infamous 1919's Anglo-Persian Agreement. In prison, he protested that “He whose only offense is love of the motherland / No creed would condemn to a dark cell…”.

In 1921, he published the political newspaper Toufan (storm), winning fame for his poetry and constant attacks against Reza Pahlavi in his editorials.

Finally, in 1939, he was arrested, sentenced to prison at Tehran's Qasr prison, and died by air injection under Dr Ahmad Ahmadi.

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