Abbas Amir-Entezam

Iranian politician

Abbas Amir-Entezam (18 August 1932 – 12 July 2018) was an Iranian politician and political prisoner. He was the spokesman and deputy prime minister in the Interim Cabinet of Mehdi Bazargan in 1979.

Abbas Amir-Entezam
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Amir-Entezam in 1979
Deputy Prime Minister of Iran for Public Relations and Administration
In office
13 February 1979 – August 1979
Prime MinisterMehdi Bazargan
Succeeded bySadeq Tabatabaei
Ambassador to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland
In office
August 1979 – 19 December 1979
Prime MinisterMehdi Bazargan
Personal details
Born(1932-08-18)18 August 1932
Tehran, Iran
Died12 July 2018(2018-07-12) (aged 85)
Tehran, Iran
Political partyFreedom Movement of Iran
National Front of Iran
Spouse(s)Elaheh Amir-Entezam
WebsiteOfficial website

In 1981 he was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of spying for the United States. He was "the longest-held political prisoner in the Islamic Republic of Iran".[1] According to Fariba Amini, as of 2006 he had "been in jail for 17 years and in and out of jail for the last ten years, altogether for 27 years."

Amir-Entezam died on 12 July 2018 in Tehran at the age of 85.[2]