Nasser Moghaddam

Lieutenant General Nasser Moghaddam (Persian: ناصر مقدم‎; b. 24 June 1921 – d. 11 April 1979)[1] was the fourth and last chief of SAVAK (6 June 1978 – 12 February 1979). He succeeded General Nematollah Nassiri, who was arrested by the Shah's order in 1978. Moghaddam was convicted for corruption and sentenced to death under Ayatollah Khomeini's order on March 11, 1979,[2] along with Nassiri and Nassiri's predecessor, Hassan Pakravan.

Early life

Nasser Moghaddam was born in 1921, in Tehran, Qajar Iran. He studied at the military high school, and went on to study law at the Faculty of Tehran University.

Iranian Revolution

On January 16, 1979, the Shah and his family fled from Iran. On the February 1st, Khomeini returned from exile and personally led the revolutionary process. After three days of fighting against the Shah's imperial Guard, Khomeini seized control. All the surviving heads of former SAVAK (Hassan Pakravan, Nematollah Nassiri, and Nasser Moghaddam) were shot.


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