Mohsen Sazegara

Mohsen Sazegara, now a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, held several official posts in the Islamic Republic until his resignation in 1989. Barred by Iran’s unelected Guardian Council from running for the presidency in 2001, and then jailed for a time in 2003, he has been campaigning for a free referendum through which Iranians can choose a new constitution.