Mehran Ghassemi

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Mehran Ghassemi
Born(1977-04-08)April 8, 1977
DiedJanuary 9, 2008(2008-01-09) (aged 30)
OccupationTranslator and journalist.

Mehran Ghassemi (Persian: مهران قاسمی‎) (April 8, 1977 – January 9, 2008) was an Iranian journalist. He was an expert on Iranian Nuclear Dossier and Foreign Policy and published hundreds of articles in Iranian newspapers.[1]

Early years[edit]

Ghassemi was working as the Editor of International Affairs Desk of Etemad-e Melli, a pro-reform daily named after a party established by the former reformist speaker of parliament, Mehdi Karrubi.[2]

He was a critic of the conservative policies of the government led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

During the 2005 Iranian presidential election, Ghassemi was the editor-in-chief of Aftab News, a news website which promoted Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and criticized his rivals.[citation needed]


He died January 9, 2008, at home in Tehran, at age 30, from heart failure and was laid to rest in Tehran cemetery (Behesht-e Zahra) in the “journalists” section (Ghet'ey-e Ashaab-e-Rasaaneh).[3]


  • Kimiâ Xâtoun, Sâles publication
  • Felestin, na solh, na sâzesh


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