The name Azadegan which appears
repeatedly in epic Shahnameh of Ferdousi, is synonymous with
"Iranians". We have chosen this name in commemoration of the late
nationalist and secular, General Dr. Bahram Ariana. Shortly after
the 1979 revolution and usurping of power by the clerics , Dr.
Ariana with a few civilian and military compatriots, including
myself, founded the Azadegan organization in Paris. The purpose of
the organization was the liberation of Iran from the despotic and
regressive rule of the clerics and the establishment of a
democracy in Iran.
With the passing of
Ariana in 1985 the torch dimmed, and activities of the organization came
to stand still. A few years ago we re-ignited the torch to help achieve
the noble hopes and aspirations of the Iranian people.
Dr. Assad Homayoun
President of Azadegan Iran