for a Free and Democratic IRAN
Fakhravar was born on July 6, 1975 in the capital city of Tehran. He was arrested for his writings and his criticism to the Islamic Republic at the age of 17 when he was still in high school. Fakhravar spent over five years in jail and suffered brutal torture in jail. His treatments in the Islamic Republic jails have been described as first known example of "white torture" in Iran by Amnesty International. According to Amnesty International, the cells had no windows, and everything was entirely colored creamy white. The meal was white rice on a white paper plate. If he wanted to use the toilet, he had to put a white slip of paper under the door of the cell to alert guards who reportedly had footwear designed to muffle any sound. Fakhravar was forbidden to talk to anyone.
Arzhang Davoodi, teacher, poet, writer and political prisoner faces "Execution" on his court hearing on August 28, 2012, on the new charge of "Enmity against Allah" (Moharebeh) as a result of his peaceful political activism according to Amnesty International's statement, August 23, 2012. Arzhang has been imprisoned for eleven years since October 2003, and still has 16 more years to serve for his opposition to the Islamic Republic and his life long fight for Freedom and Democracy. He is the Secretary General of "Iranian Freedom Movement" and co-founder of "Confederation of Iranian Students." He was in 74 days of hunger strike in Rajaee-Shahr Prison in summer 2010. January 24, 2011, Arzhang Davoodi send a message to the participants of the Iran Democratic Transition Conference, organized by The Institute of World Politics (IWP) and Confederation of Iranian Students at The George Washington University and United States Congress. Arzhang was transferred to Section 209 of Tehran's Evin Prison on June 27, 2012 where he has been tortured up to now.
George William Heiser II is President/CEO of GWH Consulting, Inc. located in Hume, Virginia. He has held several staff and managerial policy positions in the Department of Defense, and served on the National Security Council Staff during the Reagan Administration.
Mr. Heiser is a U.S. Army Special Forces Vietnam veteran and a graduate of American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C.
Craig Snider is the Director for the David Horowitz Freedom Center-Philadelphia. Among its key objectives are Academic Reform of Higher Education, and defense of free speech on university campuses, and in the culture at large.
Mr. Snider is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Policy Practice and Research; board member of the Jewish Publishing Group in Philadelphia, a member of AIPAC’s Leadership Council, and a member of the Union League in Philadelphia.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in history and film, Craig also holds an MBA degree from Wharton Graduate School of Management.