Fatemeh Rahbar

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Fatemeh Rahbar
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Fatemeh Rahbar in 2016
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
Died before taking office in 2020
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority787,485 (42.75%)
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2016
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority443,518 (25.47%)[1]
Personal details
Bornc. 1964 (1964)[1]
Tehran, Iran[1]
Died7 March 2020(2020-03-07) (aged 56)
Tehran, Iran
Cause of deathComplications of COVID-19
Political party
Other political

Fatemeh Rahbar (Persian: فاطمه رهبر‎, Fâtemeh Rahbar; c. 1964 – 7 March 2020) was an Iranian conservative politician and author who served three terms as a member of the Iranian Parliament representing Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr. Rahbar was elected to serve in the Parliament for the fourth time but died before the start of her fourth term.


Rahbar earned a master's degree in visual communication and a Ph.D. degree in strategic management. She worked as a production manager for the Internet Network and Secretary of the Supreme Council on Internet Policy.[2] Rahbar authored a book about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who she called "the miracle of the third millennium".[3]

Rahbar was a conservative politician and a member of the Islamic Coalition Party.[4] She served three terms between 2004 and 2016 as a member of the Iranian Parliament representing, Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr.[1][3] As a member of parliament, Rahbar served as vice president of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, chair of the Women's Fraction, and chair of the Media and Art Committee.[5] Rahbar served as deputy head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation.[4] She was elected to serve in the Parliament for the fourth time but died before the start of her fourth term.[1][6]

Rahbar went into a coma on 5 March 2020 from coronavirus disease 2019 during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[6] She died on 7 March 2020 due to complications caused by the disease.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Parliament members" (in Persian). Iranian Majlis. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "آشنايي با چهره هاي فرهنگي و هنري مجلس هفتم". Hamshahri. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b Azizi, Arash (26 February 2020). "Factbox: The outcome of Iran's 2020 parliamentary elections". Atlantic Council. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b رویداد۲۴, پايگاه خبری، تحلیلی. "استعفای «رهبر» از کمیته امداد برای شرکت در انتخابات مجلس". fa (in Persian). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. ^ "زندگينامه فاطمه رهبر". Shoma Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Iran: 124 dead from virus including FM's adviser, could use force to stop travel".
  7. ^ "Iranian Lawmaker Dies After Contracting Coronavirus As Fatality Toll Hits 145". Radio Free Europe. 7 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Newly elected Iranian female politician dies from coronavirus, as country confirms 1,234 new cases". 7 March 2020. Archived from the original on 7 March 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  9. ^ Newly-Elected Female Politician Dies of Coronavirus in Iran
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