Dr. Ramezanzadeh was arrested a few hours after the 2009 disputed presidential election. Yet he has been charged with participating with protests. Shortly before his arrest, Dr. Ramezanzadeh released a historic speech posted on the opposition web sites and distributed throughout Iran and all over the world. He was in solitary confinement for 4 months and sentenced to 6 years jail. He is among the Iranian activists for the ethnic groups rights and the head of the Iranian Kurdish Reformists.