Mohsen Safaei Farahani

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Mohsen Safaei Farahani
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Safaei Farahani in 2018
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2000 28 May 2004
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority1,038,602 (35.4%)
Personal details
Born1948 (age 7071)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Islamic Iran Participation Front

Mohsen Safaei Farahani (Persian : محسن صفایی فراهانی) is an Iranian reformist politician.

Persian language Western Iranian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a pluricentric language primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.

Iranian Reformists political movement in Iran to change the system to include more freedom and democracy

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Career

He is a member of Mosharekat Party, the main reformist party in Iran under President Khatami. He was a Majlis representative from Tehran from 1999 to 2003. He was also the President of the Iranian Football Federation from 1998 to 2002.

Majlis is an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting", used in the context of "council", to describe various types of special gatherings among common interest groups be it administrative, social or religious in countries with linguistic or cultural connections to Islamic countries. It shares its root with the verb meaning 'to sit,' جلس julush. The Majlis can refer to a legislature as well and is used in the name of legislative councils or assemblies in some of the states where Islamic culture dominates. The term Majlis is used to refer to a private place where guests are received and entertained.

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IFF Transitory Board

In November 2006 the federation was suspended by FIFA due to government interference in football matters. In less than a month the ban was lifted and a new Transitory Board was composed of Farahani as chairman, Kiomars Hashemi as deputy chairman and Mohammad Hassan Ansarifar, Dr Hassan Ghafiri, Dr Mohammad Khabiri and Ali Reghbati as members.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

The Transitory Board came to an end on January 9, 2008, when Ali Kaffashian was elected as the new president of the Iran Football Federation.

Arrest

Mohsen Safaei Farahani has been himself arrested on June 2009 during the aftermath of the 2009 presidential elections and subsequent protests. Safai Farahani, who has been detained since June 20, was accused of "acting against national security, propaganda against the system, insulting officials and spreading lies "lawyer Hooshang Pour-Babai told the state broadcaster". [1]

Safaei Farahani had been sentenced to six years in jail for the first two charges and acquitted of insulting officials and spreading lies for lack of evidence, adding there would be an appeal. [1]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dariush Mostafavi
President of the Football Federation of Iran
January 1997–September 2002
Succeeded by
Mohammad Dadkan
Preceded by
Mohammad Dadkan
as President of the Football Federation
Chairman of Transitory Board of the Football Federation of Iran
9 November 2006–9 January 2008
Succeeded by
Ali Kafashian
as President of the Football Federation