BIOGRAPHY of Hassan Massali, Ph.D.
Born in Massal (Tavalesh), Iran, I became involved in political activities by supporting Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh quest for Nationalization of Iranian oil industry during my High School years. In 1958, to pursue my education I went to Germany where, I started to organize Iranian students that led to the Formation of the Confederation of Iranian Students (National Union). From its inception I was among its top leaders until 1971.
In 1990, I met Dr. Shapour Bakhtiar, and decided to establish a new unified democratic front. Shortly these after, the agents of Islamic Republic of Iran assassinated Dr. Bakhtiar and his long time associate Dr. Abdulrahman Boroumand in Paris. Prior to their assassinations I was invited to join the National Resistance Movement of Iran created by Dr. Bakhtiar and I was elected to the leadership of this organization.
In 1995, after countless political assassinations inside and outside Iran by the agents of Islamic regime in Tehran and failure of oppositions to deal with crimes of Islamic Republic, I invited all Iranians of diverse political outlook, but who desired the formation of a society based on separation of church and state, observance of Rule of Law and respect for international law and Human Rights to meet and deal within our common destiny.
The first "Iranian National Congress" finally met in July 1995 in Germany, as a beginning step towards our national unity. These events have been repeated by Iranian patriots all over the world. Their unity outside of Iran, often reflects the aspiration of Iranians who suffer under a despotic medieval regime that has threatened the security and peace in the region and world at large since Islamic regime established in Iran.