Political-Executive committee of the USRHR

Sadegh Shojaei

Cooperation Committee

Born in 1980 in Tehran

Educated in Journalism (Allameh Tabatabai University) and Business Management (University of Turin, Italy).

He began his political career as a student at the Office for the Consolidation of Unity in Iran. At the same time and after being deprived of education, he was a member of the Council for the Defense of the Right to Education.

After the June 1988 elections, he was forced to leave Iran and is currently living in Italy.

Shojaei became a member of the Republican Alliance of Iran in 1998 and was elected a member of the organization's political and executive board in 1999.

Mitra Aliabouzar

Women’s & Anti-discrimination Committee Coordinator

Born in 1986 in Tehran.  Bachelor of Biochemical Engineering from Amirkabir University (Polytechnic); Master's degree from Sharif University, PhD in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University and Postdoctoral researcher at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was a former member of Islamic Association at Amirkabir and Sharif Universities and was the editor of Simourhg journal in Amirkabir University. She was imprisoned in the Islamic Republic of Iran during 1988 and 1989.  She is a member of Political-Executive committee of the USRHR as well as the President of Iranian Democratic Student Association at GWU. Ms. Aliabouzar lives in Michigan, USA.

Parviz Mokhtari

Human Rights Committee Coordinator

Born in 1950. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Tehran. Master of Industrial Economics Management, University of Hamburg. Political Activist since 1968 and political prisoner during the Shah's Regime. Republican political activist with justice-seeking tendencies since 2003.  Mr. Mokhtari lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Mehdi Amini

International Relationship Coordinator

Born in 1960 with a degree in Computer Science.  He is currently working in health industry. Politically active since childhood he was a member of United Republicans of Iran and the Union for Secular Republic and Human Rights in Iran. Mr. Amini lives in Virginia, USA.

Mehdi Arabshahi

Organizing and Finance Committee Coordinator

He began his political career as a student and became a member of the General Council during the years 1999 to 209, and then the Central Council of the Office for the Consolidation of Unity. Arabshahi was selected by the students as the political secretary of the Office for Consolidation of Unity and then the secretary of the organization of this student union in the years 2006 to 2008.

He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Zanjan University and, while pursuing a master's degree in technology management at Allameh Tabatabai University, was expelled due to his political and student activities.  During his activism he was arrested 4 times and spend more than 100 days in prison.

He left Iran in 2011 to pursue his education and received his Master’s degree in public administration and policy at Rockefeller College, New York State University. Mr. Arabshahi lives in Virginia, USA.

Higher Council Members