Nasser Moghadam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lieutenant General Nasser Moghadam (24 June 1921 – 11 April 1979)[1] was the fourth and last chief of SAVAK (6 June 1978 – 12 February 1979). He succeeded General Nematollah Nassiri, who was arrested by the Shah's order in 1978. Moghadam convicted for corruption and sentence to death under Ayatollah Khomeini's order on March 11, 1979,[2] along with Nassiri and Nassiri's predecessor, Hassan Pakravan.

Early life[edit]

Nasser Moghadam was born in 1921, in Tehran, Qajar Iran. He studied at the military high school, and went on to study law at the Faculty of Tehran University.

Iranian Revolution[edit]

On January 16, 1979, the Shah and his family fled from Iran. On the February 1st, Khomeini returned from exile and personally led the revolutionary process. After three days of fighting against the Shah's imperial Guard, Khomeini seized control.

Execution of the leaders of SAVAK[edit]

It is worth noting that all the surviving heads of former SAVAK (Hassan Pakravan, Nematollah Nassiri, and Nasser Moghadam) were shot.


External links[edit]