) - Lavasani For the village in Iran
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The Lavasani are one of the oldest and most famous Iranian families who live in Tehran.Sources as old as the early days of Qajar dynasty say a lot about them. The name means one who is from city of Lavasan in Persian. Although there are many people named Lavasani nowadays, not many of them belong to the mainstream family.
Important family members
There are famous individuals among them:
- Mohammad Sadeq Hosseini Lavasani
- Dr. Mohammad Baqer Lavasani, M.D., Ph.D. - elected senator during the incipient days of the Islamic Republic, who was killed on June 28, 1981 when a bomb exploded in a meeting of the Islamic Republic Party (Hafte tir bombing). A lot of then high-ranked Iranian officials were killed in the incident including Ayatollah Dr. Mohammad Beheshti. Following the incident, the Farmanieh Street, located in the north of Tehran, where the members of the original family have been residing for centuries, was renamed after him.
- Dr. Abbas Lavasani (killed during the Iranian Embassy Siege in London).
- Omid Lavasani, son of Mohammad Hossein Lavasani, former Iran's ambassador to Canada and Turkey, who was arrested following contested Iranian presidential election, 2009. He was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment by the initial revolutionary court for the charge of “propagation against the regime,” “congregation and mutiny with intent to disrupt internal security,”. He was a web designer of one of the campaigning websites of the reformist candidate Mirhossein Mousavi. He was tried for sending mass email invitations for participating in the protests.
- Masoud Lavasani Seyed Masoud Hoseini Lavasani, (born 1979 Tehran) is an Iranian journalist and blogger. Masoud Lavasani was arrested on June 30, 2009, following the disputed 2009 Iranian Presidential election. He was charged with "Engaging in propaganda activities against the regime". Judge PirAbassi in the Revolutionary Court sentenced him to eight and a half years in prison. He was also issued a lifelong ban from journalism. In the Appeals Court Massoud Lavasani's sentence was reduced to six years in prison and a ten-year ban from journalism.
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