Dr. Abdolsattar Doshouki is the Head of the Baluchestan Research Centre based in London, UK. Born in Chabahar, Iran, he began his efforts as a political activist while a student in Tehran. In 1977 he founded the Association of Baluch residents in central Tehran. Soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic he was expelled from university. He returned to Cha Bahar to work as a teacher but he was expelled from employment. He moved to the UK and completed his graduate studies at Leeds University. He became a founding member of the Baluchestan United Front in Iran in 2003. He is an outspoken defender of the rights of the Baluch communities in Iran, Pakistan and throughout the Middle East.