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    سعید حجاریان ، دکتر سعید حجاریان


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    (Wikipedia) - Saeed Hajjarian is an Iranian intellectual, prominent journalist, pro-democracy activist and university lecturer. He has been an intelligence official, a member of Tehran's city council, and advisor to president Mohammad Khatami. In March, 2000, he was shot in the head by an assailant and severely disabled, an act many believe was in retaliation for his help in uncovering the chain murders of Iran and his significant help to the Iranian reform movement in general. Saeed Hajjarian Dr. Saeed Hajjarian دکتر سعید حجاریان Deputy Chairman of City Council of Tehran In office 1999–2003 President Mohammad Khatami Personal details Born Abbas Hajjarian 1954 Shiraz, Iran Political party Islamic Iran Participation Front Spouse(s) Vajihe Masosi Alma mater University of Tehran Religion Shia Islam Saeed Hajjarian (Persian: سعید حجاریان ‎, born 1954 in Shiraz) is an Iranian intellectual, prominent journalist, pro-democracy activist and university lecturer. He has been an intelligence official, a member of Tehran's city council, and advisor to president Mohammad Khatami. In March, 2000, he was shot in the head by an assailant and severely disabled, an act many believe was in retaliation for his help in uncovering the chain murders of Iran and his significant help to the Iranian reform movement in general. Contents 1 Early life and education 2 Assassination attempt 2.1 Possible cause 2.2 Recovery 3 Research works and viewpoints 4 2009 Disputed Elections 5 Quotes 6 See also 7 References 8 External links Early life and education Saeed Hajjarian studied Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering (Fanni) in Tehran University. A young Iranian revolutionary during the 1979 Iranian Revolution, he was one of the students who took over the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. After the revolution, he got involved with the formation of the intelligence apparatus of the newly founded Islamic Republic. Through the 1980s, he was working in the Ministry of Intelligence, where his positions included Vice Minister of Political Affairs. In the late 1980s, he left the ministry, and established an Institute for Strategic Studies under the presidency. That was where he played an important role in creating a new discourse based on democracy and rule of law for his generation of revolutionaries. In 1977 Hajjarian was enrolled in Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program but then he shifted to political sciences and received his doctoral qualification from Tehran University in 2003. Assassination attempt When Mohammad Khatami was elected President in 1997, he appointed Hajjarian his political advisor. In 1999, Hajjarian was elected to the city council of Tehran in Iran's first city elections after the 1979 revolution. He was also the editor of Sobh-e Emrooz newspaper, which was a strong advocate of Khatami's reforms. He was believed to be the source of information for many reports

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