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Khosrau Golesorkhi

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Khosrau Golesorkhi (23 January 1944, Rasht - 18 February 1974, Tehran) was an Iranian journalist, poet, and communist activist in Iran during the Cold War. Hooman Majd has described him as a "Che Guevara-like figure for young Iranians in 1974."Khosrau was born in Rasht on Jan, 23, 1944. His father Ghadir Golesorkhi and his mother Shamsolsharia Vahid Khorgami were both freedom fighting intellectuals of Gilan. His father passed away when he was five, and he had to move to his grandfather's house in Qom with his mother and his 2 year old brother. His grandfather was a comrade of Mirza Kouchak Khan, the leader of the Jangal Movement. Khosrau was 19 when his grandfather died. Then he came to Tehran and started working to make a living, yet he learned English and French and started publishing his own anti-regime poems under fake names such as Damoon, Kh.G., Babak Rastegar, Afshin Rad, and Khosrau Katouzian. At the age of 25, while he was working at the Keyhan Newspaper, he fell in love with the Iranian poet Atefeh Gorgin and married her.Four years later, he just had a son named Damon. SAVAK was watching Khosrau Golesorkhi and knew him for his leftist and revolutionary poetry, Golesorkhi was convicted along with his friend, Keramat Daneshian, a director, of plotting to kidnap the Shah of Iran's son. He was charged with being a terrorist member of the CFK organization. The military court was televised live, mainly because at the time of the trial, Shah was hosting the Conference for Human Rights in Tehran.At the time, the shah`s regime was blamed for the deaths (by a car accident) of the poet Forough Farrokhzad, a woman who promised the appearance of someone who would “distribute bread and cough mixture equally”, the tragic and suspect death of the folk hero and Olympic gold medalist wrestler Gholamreza Takhti in a hotel, the drowning of the writer Samad Behrangi in the river Aras, Ali Shariati’s death abroad, and the tortures, killings and executions of those who had taken to an armed uprising against the regime. Even before this the imperial Court had shown its aggressive nature with the knifing of Mosaddegh’s young foreign minister Dr Hossein Fatemi by the Shah’s leader of thugs - Shaban Jafari, the burning to death of Karimpour Shirazi, proprietor of the revolutionary newspaper Shuresh (rebellion) in prison by the Shah’s brother, the execution of Toodeh army officers, and the mass murder of people in the uprising of June 1963. This was the setting when Khosrau Golesorkhi and Keramat Daneshian stood up in front of the shah’s military court.A group of 13 people had been arrested, charged with connections to CFK; eight of these people confessed under torture and had asked to be pardoned by Shah! Khosrau Golesorkhi, Keramat Daneshian, Teyfour Bathayi, Abbasali Samakar, and Mohammad Reza Allamezadeh dismissed such charges as baseless. It seemed that by this showKhosrau Golesorkhi (23 January 1944, Rasht - 18 February 1974, Tehran) was an Iranian journalist, poet, and communist activist in Iran during the Cold War. Hooman Majd has described him as a "Che Guevara-like figure for young Iranians in 1974."Khosrau was born in Rasht on Jan, 23, 1944. His father Ghadir Golesorkhi and his mother Shamsolsharia Vahid Khorgami were both freedom fighting intellectuals of Gilan. His father passed away when he was five, and he had to move to his grandfather's house in Qom with his mother and his 2 year old brother. His grandfather was a comrade of Mirza Kouchak Khan, the leader of the Jangal Movement. Khosrau was 19 when his grandfather died. Then he came to Tehran and started working to make a living, yet he learned English and French and started publishing his own anti-regime poems under fake names such as Damoon, Kh.G., Babak Rastegar, Afshin Rad, and Khosrau Katouzian. At the age of 25, while he was working at the Keyhan Newspaper, he fell in love with the Iranian poet Atefeh Gorgin and married her.Four years later, he just had a son named Damon. SAVAK was watching Khosrau Golesorkhi and knew him for his leftist and revolutionary poetry, Golesorkhi was convicted along with his friend, Keramat Daneshian, a director, of plotting to kidnap the Shah of Iran's son. He was charged with being a terrorist member of the CFK organization. The military court was televised live, mainly because at the time of the trial, Shah was hosting the Conference for Human Rights in Tehran.At the time, the shah`s regime was blamed for the deaths (by a car accident) of the poet Forough Farrokhzad, a woman who promised the appearance of someone who would “distribute bread and cough mixture equally”, the tragic and suspect death of the folk hero and Olympic gold medalist wrestler Gholamreza Takhti in a hotel, the drowning of the writer Samad Behrangi in the river Aras, Ali Shariati’s death abroad, and the tortures, killings and executions of those who had taken to an armed uprising against the regime. Even before this the imperial Court had shown its aggressive nature with the knifing of Mosaddegh’s young foreign minister Dr Hossein Fatemi by the Shah’s leader of thugs - Shaban Jafari, the burning to death of Karimpour Shirazi, proprietor of the revolutionary newspaper Shuresh (rebellion) in prison by the Shah’s brother, the execution of Toodeh army officers, and the mass murder of people in the uprising of June 1963. This was the setting when Khosrau Golesorkhi and Keramat Daneshian stood up in front of the shah’s military court.A group of 13 people had been arrested, charged with connections to CFK; eight of these people confessed under torture and had asked to be pardoned by Shah! Khosrau Golesorkhi, Keramat Daneshian, Teyfour Bathayi, Abbasali Samakar, and Mohammad Reza Allamezadeh dismissed such charges as baseless. It seemed that by this show trial

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