Abdollah Ramezanzadeh

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Abdollah Ramezanzadeh
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran
In office
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Ata'ollah Mohajerani
Succeeded by Gholam Hossein Elham
Governor of Kurdistan Province
In office
14 September 1997 – 2 October 2001
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Succeeded by Asadollah Razani
Personal details
Born (1954-08-23) August 23, 1954 (age 61)
Bijar, Iran
Political party Islamic Iran Participation Front
Alma mater Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Religion Shia Islam

Abdollah Ramezanzadeh (Persian: عبدالله رمضان‌زاده‎‎), is an Iranian academic, writer and politician.

An ethnic Kurdish, he is the former spokesman and secretary of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the presidency of Muhammad Khatami.

Ramezanzadeh is an assistant professor in faculty of Law and Political Science of University of Tehran, and a member of Islamic Iran Participation Front. He was the governor of the Kurdistan Province of Iran from 1997 to 2001.

In 1996, Ramezanzadeh got his PhD from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. His thesis entitles "Internal and international dynamics of ethnic conflict: the case of Iran".


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.

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