By: Mir M.Hosseini
Dariush Forouhar,70 and his wife Parvaneh, 56 were violently murdered in their home in Hedayat Street of Tehran. Forouhar was a well known nationalist that was very active in Iranian political scene. He was the founder of Pan Iranist party, and became the leader of Iran Mellat party, and was one of the leaders in the National Front. He became the first minister of labor after the revolution during Bazargan's government.
After Forouhar's assassination, several people were arrested with ties to the Iranian secret service or the Ministry of information. One of the key elements was Saeed Emami that reportedly committed suicide while in custody He had been a high rank security deputy at the ministry for 18 years. This event, following disappearance of some prominent writers is called part of serial killings of dissidents recorded as black pages of contemporary Iranian history.