Ahmad Rezaie: Found Dead

Son of former IRGC commander Mohsen Rezaie slit wrist in Dubai hotel

AP — The son of a prominent Iranian conservative who ran against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009 has died in a Dubai hotel in an apparent suicide, a Dubai police official and an Iranian website said Sunday. The police official said the body, with a slit left wrist, was found late Friday by hotel staff in an 18th floor room. There was no evidence of an attack and the death is being investigated as a suicide, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media. Dubai police did not provide further details on the man's identity, but the Iranian website Tabnak, which is close to conservative Mohsen Rezaei, said that the politician's son Ahmad Rezaei died in Dubai's Gloria Hotel. It called the death "suspicious," but offered no other details.

Ahmad Rezaie's 1998 VOA interview VOA when he sought political asylum in US:



Looks like...

by JahanKhalili on

... I hit the nail on the head.

; ) 

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


You got 100% mouth and 2 % mind. You are the personification of everything you hate.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Dear Comments

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


First of all JK is a bit more than a "bit extreme". More like all the way off the scale!

One by one:

  • How many Iranians do you know? This is very important because if you do not know the people you are not able to make an informed response. How would anyone know what "Iranians" are like if you only know a few?
  • Do you speak Farsi if so do you read Farsi Most of Iranian culture is represented in our poetry. If people do not know Farsi they are at a disadvantage. Yes it is possible to read Iranian poetry in translation. But how do you translate "javanmard" or "marefat". It requires knowing the people. If you do not know the language you are at a disadvantage. Iranian experts in the West like the Great Professor Frye speak Farsi. Because it is a requirement of knowing the people.


So Long Story Short

by JahanKhalili on

You're ALL being a bunch of tazis, when you only care about someone because of their politics.

A tazi is in fact better than you, because it is a kind of dog, and dogs have loyalties towards humans, regardless of politics. 



by JahanKhalili on

I don't want to say that there weren't asshole Hezbollahis who only would help someone if they were Islamic and in total political agreement with them.

There were such people among them, too.

But its just obscene that Iranians measure people's worth - a human being's life - based on politics alone.

Politics is really dehumanizing, and people who are only concerned with politics can be quite inhuman.

Fanatics on both sides of the isle are just like each other in my opinion, and suffer from the same thing.


Feeling Absolutely No Sympathy

by JahanKhalili on

What does this mean?

It is an admission that you're unable to reach out to people like Ahmad Rezai.

So you see, this is a problem among the Iranian upper class opposition tazis.

At least the Iranian Hezbollahi tazis feel obligated to help people.

They tutored me for free, when I was living in Iran.

Whatever their motivations, I owe them something for that. 

I have no doubt that no member of Iran's so-called elitist Hezbolllahi-haters would do such a thing for anyone, regardless of their politics.

They simply don't have it in them to care about anyone besides themselves.

So who is going to fight for them or join them?

Not I.

This is only one reason why I would never join them, but its an important one.

Would you join anyone who doesn't have your back? 

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

Fair enough; more will be coming in time VPK ...


Dears VPK and JK.

by comments on

JK comments could be a bit extreme, but I think below questions means nothing to assess an Iranian.


"(A) How many Iranians do you know? (b) Have you been to Iran and if so how much time did you spend there. (c) Do you speak Farsi if so do you read Farsi."

Possible answers:(a) Millions similar to Ahmadinejad and Khamenei who know millions.(b) Ahmadinejad and Khamenei spend whole their life in Iran.(c) It reminds me an Iranian singer in Googoosh Academy 2011, who is not perfect in Farsi.  Many viewers critisized her because she was not Shakespeare of Iran.  On the other hand, many of us are second language speakers in abroad.  You never know; perhaps, people who haven't lived in Iran know Iranians better. 

My appology for disagreement:)

"It's not about what we believe. It's more about how we behave and influence." Comments


I feel no sympathy

by KouroshR99 on

I feel absolutely no sympathy with dead Muslims or Arabs. When Iranian men become real men and realize that change won't come by slapping your hands together crying for Moussavi and that it will when you slash a Mullahs throat in the middle of Tehran and actually make a sacrifice for your nation, then we can get some change going. Until then, continue bawwwing for dead Arabparasts.

I truly want to be proved wrong. I want to be proved wrong that my race isn't made up of cowards, I want to see real Iranian youth walk outside of their homes wearing shirts with our holy swastika, blades tucked, heavy combat boots, and a craving for the blood of a dead taazi. Prove me wrong, prove to me that we're still a race of warriors who aren't scared of slashing a Mudslimes throat.

You want change? You've got to take it.


خودتان را به کوچه علی چپ میزنی؟


بلاخره هر که بخواهد از زیر یک مساله در برود، یک راه فراری پیدا میکند.  

hamsade ghadimi

عشق جوادی

hamsade ghadimi

نه تنها ابروپرستیم بلکه سیبیل‌پرستیم.  دِهِه، چطو مگه!؟



من سر حرف خودم می ایستم


هر چه می خواهین، تکذیب کنین.  همین کارهاتون نشان می دهد که ابرو پرستین، و اصلا به حقیقت علاقه ندارین.


برو ببینم


برو سر دایی خودت کلاه بگذار. 


JK I think your over critical/extreme vs balanced

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Quote you said, "You can't reinvent yourself.  In the West, people reinvent themselves all the time."

Do you know that Now Rooz, New Day in Shahname and in all Iran is considered a special week of various celebrations each day for something 1)thanks to God for the shah 2) To Renew yourself (ie each year to make new choices/start fresh/reinvent yourself etc 3) celebrate natures new year etc etc.

It is also considered a sin culturally to judge the person (so if/when people do it, they definetly don't talk to each other about it.) They sometimes have class expectations, like for your values to be purer, more good/noble if you are of a classy family, but thats not judging the person as it is critiquing his values.

We have a deep appreciation of art and artists/poets so the bohemian life and free spirit describes peoples values better, Our culture leads us to esteem artists 1000 times more than in western culture actually which punishes such people and their way of life , thats not primitive but sophisticated. I'll admit Islam has thrown a wrench at us.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


You claims to know so much about Iranians. Please tell me:

  • How many Iranians do you know.
  • Have you been to Iran and if so how much time did you spend there.
  • Do you speak Farsi if so do you read Farsi.

The above are important because without them you will not know Iranians. Knowing five or ten people is not a measure. Knowing hundreds of people and having visited Iran makes a big difference. Also reading Farsi is important. Because without reading Iranian poetry you just do not know Iran.

One more thing. You said:  You can't reinvent yourself.

Iranians know as do Westerners that the "tiger does not change its stripes". You do not get to willy nilly become another person. That is good. Because of it Iranians are not going say fall for MEK again. They know traitor Rajavi will not change.

But people are willing to give you another chance. Otherwise why do you think I am writing you. The way you bad mouthed Iranians here it takes tolerance to put up with you. But guess what: people still talk to you and do not "shun" you.

Now if you were in many other cultures they would have kicked you out by now. So count your blessings that you are dealing with forgiving people. Not all cultues are as willing to put up with your stuff as we are!



Once You Have a Bad Reputation Among Iranians, That's It

by JahanKhalili on

You can't reinvent yourself.

In the West, people reinvent themselves all the time.

In Iran, whatever people say about you and your family is true.

Full stop.

Who you are and what people think of you is determined behind closed doors, without your participation. 

There's nothing you can do about it, unless you're bullet-proof or only half-Iranian (like me) and can tell them to go to hell. 

Iranians are very primitive and gypsy-like, in that respect.


Its Tough

by JahanKhalili on

Iranians are very cliquish.

Politics, religion, and class divide them.

We don't know details about Mr. Rezai's death, but I wouldn't be surprised if he committed suicide because he became a permanent outcast.

In Middle Eastern culture, family reputation IS your reputation.

You can't escape it.

You can't be your own person.

Even the most "Westernized" Iranians who have gone to great lengths to appear Westernized, do not recognize such a thing as individual rights or show respect for a person's right to define themselves. 

I know this from personal experience. 

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Whenever this kind of thing happens theories abound. But unless you have proof please admit yours is a THEORY not fact. I for one do not know what happened and do not claim to.


There is Nothing wrong with vengence against injustice Parviz

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

The thing is the son was innocent of his fathers crimes and Ahmad deserved better, he deserved the Freedom to change.  The father on the other hand is a Monster and his son knew it.  If we are to learn from this we need not let go of our vengence for the IRI, for those that support them by their actions (foreign governments), and those Iranians who continue to spread lies regarding the Late Shah regarding being a Dictator (when they can't give a single case of him using absolute power).  It is okay to disagree with, criticize or even hate the peronality of a person different from yourself, however it is never okay to lie about a person and in lying be the cause of so much harm, carnage and such shameful attrocities.   

Those Iranians who think they are better than the IRI, who helped bring the IRI into existence through their ignorance, keep some of your vengence for them too.  Focus Your Vengence to be a force for Freedom by rebelling for the sake of the Character of the Noble Iranians who have perished as a result of the various Gutless Ones who can't express remorse. I suppose if you have no intention of doing anything to help restore freedom for iranians then holding on to vengence would be a mistake.



by PArviz on

It is always saddening to hear news such as this.

However, since the victim was the son of a true monster who is responsible for the execution and torture of thousands of mostly young and truly brave Iranians whose families were not allowed to even mourn or bury them, I can not bring myself to feeling sorry for the father or the family. It makes me sad to think this way but I can not help it.

The Islamic regime has turned most of us into a vengeful bunch. We have become like them. If the regime were to fall tomorrow, I believe we as a nation have a long way to go before we can become a humane and caring society. 

Down with the ENTIRE Islamic Republic!


Condolences to his friends and beloved one !

by Shemirani on

Poor mother :((

narrow minded dad you can mourn until your last breath  like a "good moslem", well done !!!

Ahmad sounds like a brave persian man, hameye adamye khoob ra az beyn mibarand (directly or indirectly) !

and if it"s a suicide and because commiting suicide its a sin in islamic families maybe he tried to break a taboo by his last action ! 




Still believe West wants Freedom/Democracy for Iran?????????

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on




This article is provided with lots of spin, but it highlights the
reality Iranians face during this dark history of our slavery to "The
Hezbollah Party In Iran"

This is all done with the help of western democracies who's agenda
varies a whole lot with what their media and news services say.

They want to label patriotic good iranian leaders like the late shah Dictator/Crook/Repressive while they support dictators & Islamists.

The Goal is to keep Iran backwards, that is why they helped steal our Freedom in 1979 and sadly at the hands of Iranians themselves, they know exactly how to manipulate them and how to awaken their inner gutless cowardice, which is what lead Iran down this path.  And anyone that tries to enlighten the manipulated gutless cowards is a person that is trying to install dictatorship, because the shah was a dictator, grow your mind 1st before you coming here trying to help Iran, it would be better for all of us. 


Those that were arguing for USA to take MEK off Terrorist list!

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

well here is your answer. Regarding the explosionin Karaj recently.

As to why European governments still have MEK removed from their
terrorist lists and are able to give it resources legally don't ask me
why, I've been saying all along the west loves Islamists for Iran and
will only want to change regimes in Iran with another awful group.  That
includes the USA that is helping the MEK in secret...

from //

The website of the biggest-selling Israeli newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, said "some
assessments" indicated the blast was "the result of a military
operation based on intelligence information".

The US commentator, Richard Silverstein, who has a record of revealing
information censored inside Israel, said on his blog that a source had
confirmed it as a Mossad operation in collaboration with the MEK. "It
is widely known within intelligence circles that the Israelis use the MEK
for varied acts of espionage and terror," he said.



In This Interview Ahmad still hasn't learnedthe mistake of 1979

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Shahs Government & himself were neither Oppressive (for a government that lifted so many out of poverty that Iranians enjoyed the largest middle class growth in the world), nor was he a dictator (for a person who doesn't have a single case of using absolute power) nor was corruption so widespread (in comparison to government in the west, Irans major new Industries had no corruption at all).  Iranians Need to study their own history and not based on the lies created by the western News Services and politicians.

We can see clearly that he doesn't know his own culture, nor has he read Shahname.  Not Reading Shahnameh is the reason so many Iranians have to pay for the Ignorance of so few Iranians. Iranians need to go within to find their solutions, not outside themselves.

Now he'll never get a chance to learn the mistake of 1979 or have an opportunity to read shahname.


Poor Guy

by JahanKhalili on

He left the only community he'd ever known, and couldn't go back to it.

Probably no other community would accept him. 


Did He Find Friends Among the Iranian Expat Community?

by JahanKhalili on

I would imagine not, knowing what kind of people they are.


Certainly there is more to this than meets the eye!

by Disenchanted on


        Suicide in hotel?! Hum....

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

I know nothing

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


of this man. But I would never blame a man for his fathers actions. No idea what happened and will not try to guess. I do not know if there was foul play. May he rest in peace. Beyond that I have no comment.


Rest in peace

by divaneh on

From that interview it can be seen that he was a courageous man. A person with that spirit will not commit suicide. It is very likely that he was killed.

Shifteh Ansari

Children of Islamic Republic authorities

by Shifteh Ansari on

Children of Islamic Republic authorities live extremely pained lives. Though much power, money, and excess is attributed to children of Islamic Republic of Iran authorities, in fact many of them have unhappy lives, partly because of the duplicity of their fathers, but mostly because they, too, are played like pawns in the game of political expediency and interests of their fathers. Sons of two leading Iranian politicians, Ali Larijani and Ali Fallahian, are known to be homosexuals, yet unable to live their lives as they choose. Immediately after the 1979 revolution, children of several leading clerics were put to death with their fathers' consent due to their political affiliations. Many of these authorities' children have to marry for political reasons in order to ensure their fathers' political interests. Fatemeh Hassani, daughter of Orumiyeh Friday Imam, committed suicide by setting herself on fire a few years ago, after her father refused to help her in the face of a horrible marriage.

Back in 1998 when he first fled Iran, it was said that Ahmad Rezaei had been in a particularly unhappy marriage with the daughter of another Iranian authority, and that his father would not agree to his divorce. This had led to his feeling desperate, thus leaving Iran. News about three more failed marriages also indicate that he was not particularly happy in his personal life.

I doubt there was any foul play in his death. He was just a lost soul.