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|Leader of Nationalist-Religious|
11 June 2011
|Preceded by||Alireza Rajaei|
|Mayor of Tehran|
20 February 1979 – 20 February 1980
|Preceded by||Javad Shahrestani|
|Succeeded by||Reza Zavarei|
1 January 1938 |
Mohammad Tavasoli (Persian: محمد توسلی, born 1 January 1938) is an Iranian democracy activist and politician. He became the leader of the Nationalist-Religious Coalition on 11 June 2011. He is also the director of the political officer of the Freedom Movement.
Tavasoli studied at Tehran University in 1956 and was one of the members of Anjoman-e Eslami. He joined the freedom movement soon after it was established. He went to Germany in 1962 to study transportation and traffic. After visiting the United States in 1967, he was returned to Iran and banned from traveling. He was arrested in 1971 because he helped a member of MEK and was jailed for one year. Before the Iranian Revolution, he was one the staff responsible for the advertising campaign rally to welcome Ruhollah Khomeini back to Iran after 15 years.
After the Iranian Revolution, he was elected as Mayor of Tehran. He was mayor from February 1979 until February 1980. He was jailed with Hashem Sabbaghian in 1983 but was released seven months later. He was jailed again after the 2009-2010 Iranian election protests after participating in a rally in June 2009. He was elected as the new leader of the Nationalist-Religious Coalition in 11 June 2011 after the previous leader, Ezatollah Sahabi, died on 31 May 2011.
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- Daniel Nasaw and Matthew Weaver (18 June 2009). "Iran protests: live". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- بازداشت توسلی، انتقام از آزادی است [Tavassoli custody, revenge of freedom] (in Arabic). Zamaaneh.com. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
|Mayor of Tehran
|Party political offices|
|Leader of Nationalist-Religious Coalition