Parviz Dastmalchi

editor and founder of Ketabe Jomeha, is a prolific writer, translator, and public lecturer. From 1985 to 2004, he served as the director of the Refugee Department of the Red Cross in Berlin, Germany. Datsmalchi, who specializes in human rights, especially as it pertains to Iran, has published numerous books and articles in Farsi and German on the subjects of democracy and state structure, human rights in Iran and elsewhere, state-sponsored terrorism by the Islamic Republic, critiques of religious intellectual thought in Iran, and critiques of its theocratic constitution. His many works include The Case of "Mykonos:" Terror in Berlin, and he is a frequent contributer to the publications Elm o Jameah, Kayhan, League of Human Rights, Mehregan, Nimrooz, Talash, and Vajehe. He has a Masters degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin, where he currently resides.