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Ardeshir Zarezadeh

Executive Director, International Center for Human rights

Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir, known as Ardeshir Zarezadeh, is an Iranian-Canadian award winning human rights and political activist, who lives in Toronto. He is the executive director of the Toronto-based human rights organization "The International Center for Human Rights".

This organization was created in 2010 in Canada. Ardeshir is also a free-lance journalist and writer, whose articles appear on most-viewed online agencies and papers.

He is a former political prisoner in Iran and founder of first student human rights organization "The Student Committee for the Defense of political Prisoners" in 1998 in Tehran.