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Mostafa Tajzadeh

Mostafa Tajzadeh
Minister of Interior
In office
21 June 1998 – 22 July 1998
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Abdollah Nouri
Succeeded by Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari
Advisor to President of Iran
In office
21 November 2004 – 3 August 2005
President Mohammad Khatami
Political Deputy of Minister of Interior
In office
29 August 1997 – 2 May 2001
President Mohammad Khatami
Minister Abdollah Nouri
Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari
Succeeded by Morteza Moballegh
Deputy Minister of Culture for International Affairs
In office
President Ali Khamenei
Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Minister Mohammad Khatami
Personal details
Born Seyyed Mostafa Tajzadeh
(1956-11-22) November 22, 1956
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party IRMO (since 1979)
Other political
IIPF (since 1998)
Spouse(s) Fakhri Mohtashamipour
Children 2
Alma mater University of Tehran
Religion Shia Islam

Seyyed Mostafa Tajzadeh (

  • Mostafa Tajzadeh's blog (in Persian)
  • A short biography, Tajzadeh's short autobiography (in Persian)

External links

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Tajzadeh is a Ph.D. student in political science at University of Tehran and has two daughters. His wife is Fakhrossadat Mohtashamipour, the cousin of cleric Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur. He has also lived in the United States for 31 months.[1]

Personal life

Amnesty International reported that he was arrested in June 2009, amidst the 2009 Iranian election protests.[3] He was convicted of “assembly and collusion against national security” and “propaganda against the regime”, sentenced to 6 years in prison and a 10-year ban on political and press activities by Branch 15 of the Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court. He is imprisoned in Evin Prison since 2009. In 2014, while still in prison, he faced new charges and was cnvicted of another 1 year in prison.[4]


In March 2001, while he was Political deputy at Ministry of Interior faced with charges of election fraud at Iranian legislative election, 2000 after a clash with Guardian Council. He was barred from all government employment for three years, but did not appeal the verdict.[1]

Government work ban

Tajzadeh was one of seven leading reformists who filed a lawsuit against several commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for their alleged intervention in Iran’s rigged presidential elections.[2]

He started working in the Islamic Republic government as an employee of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in May 1982. He went up to became a vice minister when Mohammad Khatami was the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance. He left the ministry after a while, and worked for the newspaper Hamshahri until 1997.[1]

Tajzadeh served as the Political deput of the Ministry of Interior of Iran in the government of Mohammad Khatami, and under the Minister Abdollah Noori, since 1997, after being introduced to Noori by Gholamhossein Karbaschi and Mohammad Atrianfar. The first Iranian elections for the City and Village Councils of Iran happened under Tajzadeh. Later, he became an Adviser to the President of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, from November 21, 2004 until the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.[1]

In 1975, Tajzadeh went to the United States to study and became an member of Muslim Students Association, active against Shah of Iran. With the start of the Iranian Revolution in 1978, he left university and returned to Iran.[1]

Political career


  • Political career 1
  • Government work ban 2
  • Imprisonment 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

He is also a member of Association of Iranian Journalists.

Tajzadeh was briefly Acting Minister of Interior under administration of President Mohammad Khatami after impeachment of Abdollah Nouri, advisor to President Mohammad Khatami in his last two years of administration, a deputy at Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Culture.[1]

He is imprisoned at Evin Prison since 2009.


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