Jalaleddin Farsi

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Jalaleddin Farsi
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Member of Iranian Parliament
In office
28 May 1984 – 28 May 1988
ConstituencyTehran, Rey and Shemiranat
Majority1,260,779 (54.6%)
Member of Assembly of Experts for Constitution
In office
15 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
ConstituencyKhorasan Province
Majority660,001 (62.1%)
Personal details
Bornc. 1935 (age 83–84)
Herat, Afghanistan[1]
NationalityIranian
Political partyIslamic Republican Party
Other political
affiliations
Islamic Coalition Party

Jaleleddin Farsi (Persian: جلال‌الدین فارسی‎) is an Iranian former politician who served as a member of the parliament from 1984 to 1988. He was also elected to the 73-man Assembly of Experts for Constitution responsible for drafting the constitution in 1979.

Farsi belonged to the Islamic Republican Party's radical faction[2] and was its candidate for president in the 1980 election, however he was replaced by Hassan Habibi after his Afghan origin was revealed (according to Article 115 of the constitution, president must be an Iranian citizen with Iranian origin).[3][4]

Before the Iranian Revolution, Farsi was trained in guerilla techniques in Lebanon.[3] He was a senior Islamic Coalition member and maintained ties to Fada'iyan-e Islam.[4]

Murder case[edit]

In 1992, Farsi killed a farmer in Taleqan during an argument. Four years later he was reportedly sentenced to the death penalty by the court of law. The case has never been cleared up.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ توطئه فراماسون‌ها در دادگستری
  2. ^ Sepehr Zabir (2012). The Left in Contemporary Iran (RLE Iran D). CRC Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-136-81263-7.
  3. ^ a b c Adelkhah, Fariba (2015). The Thousand and One Borders of Iran: Travel and Identity. Iranian Studies. 27. Routledge. p. 44. ISBN 1317418972.
  4. ^ a b Baqer Moin (1999). Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah. I.B.Tauris. p. 233. ISBN 978-1-85043-128-2.
  5. ^ "Iranian politician condemned to death", United Press International, 1 February 1996, retrieved 2 November 2017
Party political offices
New title
Inaugural presidential election
Islamic Republican Party nominee for President of Iran
1980
(withdrew)
Succeeded by
Hassan Habibi