Fatemeh Rahbar

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Fatemeh Rahbar
Fatemeh Rahbar.jpg
Fatemeh Rahbar in 2016
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
Died before taking office in 2020
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat, Eslamshahr and Pardis
Majority787,485 (42.75%)
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2016
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority443,518 (25.47%)[1]
Personal details
Bornc. 1964[1]
Tehran, Imperial State of Iran
Died7 March 2020(2020-03-07) (aged 55–56)
Tehran, Iran
Cause of deathCOVID-19
Political party
Other political

Fatemeh Rahbar (Persian: فاطمه رهبر‎, romanizedFâtemeh Rahbar; c. 1964 – 7 March 2020) was an Iranian conservative politician who served three terms as a member of the Iranian Parliament representing Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr. Rahbar was elected to serve in the Parliament for a fourth time but died before the start of her term.


Rahbar earned a master's degree in visual communication and a Ph.D. degree in strategic management. She worked as a production manager for the Internet Network and Secretary of the Supreme Council on Internet Policy.[2]

Rahbar was a conservative politician and a member of the Islamic Coalition Party.[3] She served three terms between 2004 and 2016 as a member of the Iranian Parliament representing, Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr.[1] As a member of parliament, Rahbar served as vice president of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, chair of the Women's Fraction, and chair of the Media and Art Committee.[4] Rahbar served as deputy head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation.[3] She was elected to serve in the Parliament for the fourth time but died before the start of her fourth term.[1][5]

Rahbar went into a coma on 5 March 2020, from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran.[5] She died on 7 March 2020 due to complications caused by the disease.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Parliament members" (in Persian). Iranian Majlis. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "آشنايي با چهره هاي فرهنگي و هنري مجلس هفتم". Hamshahri. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b رویداد۲۴, پايگاه خبری، تحلیلی. "استعفای "رهبر" از کمیته امداد برای شرکت در انتخابات مجلس". fa (in Persian). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ "زندگينامه فاطمه رهبر". Shoma Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Iran: 124 dead from virus including FM's adviser, could use force to stop travel". www.timesofisrael.com.
  6. ^ "Iranian Lawmaker Dies After Contracting Coronavirus As Fatality Toll Hits 145". Radio Free Europe. 7 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Newly elected Iranian female politician dies from coronavirus, as country confirms 1,234 new cases". CNN.com. 7 March 2020. Archived from the original on 7 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  8. ^ Newly-Elected Female Politician Dies of Coronavirus in Iran