Fariba Amini is a freelance writer and journalist who writes regularly on Iranian history and human and women’s rights. Her father was the mayor of Tehran, a member of the ruling National Front party, and the personal attorney and close friend to the democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, who was deposed by a US-British led coup in 1953. She has written and edited several books including “Faces of the Most Successful Iranian Americans” that was published by the U.S. State Department, “Letters from Ahmad Abad: Mossadeq’s Letters to Noss-rah-toll-lah Ah-meen-ee,” and “Little Black Fish” -- a translation of children’s stories by one of Iran’s most famous story tellers, Samad Bay-rang-ee. Fariba has degrees from George Mason University and a masters in history from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences in Paris.
August 21, 2013
Declassification of CIA documents proving US spearheaded the 1953 Iranian coup to depose the democratic government of Mossadegh, with Fariba Amini.