Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam

University of Oslo

Professor. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam is a Norwegian-Iranian neuroscientist and human rights advocate. He arrived in Norway as a refugee of minor age, via Pakistan in 1985 and completed his medical studies in Norway and Harvard medical school in the United States. In 2004, he received the King's gold medal for the best medical doctorate at the University of Oslo and the Anders Jahre Awards medicine prize for young scientists. He works currently as the Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience and professor at the medical faculty at the University of Oslo, Norway. Amiry-Moghaddam is well known as a defender of human rights. He received the Norwegian Amnesty International's human rights prize in 2007 for his work against human rights violations in Iran. He is the founder and director of the Oslo based NGO Iran Human Rights which monitors the violations of human rights with a particular focus on death penalty in Iran and works to empower the civil society inside Iran.

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