Mehdi Rouhani

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Dr. Mehdi Rouhani is a founding member of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran.

"As the spiritual leader of the Shiite community in Europe, Dr. Rouhani worked for many years to promote understanding among the world’s great religion. The brother of Grand Ayatollah Sadegh Rouhani, who has been under house arrest in Qom since 1985, Dr. Rouhani became a tireless advocate for ending absolute clerical rule until his death in Paris in January 2000. Dr. Rouhani studied in Qom and Nadjaf (Iraq), and was awarded the title of Mujtahed, one of the highest achievements of Islamic scholars, at the age of 28 in 1958." [1]