A. H. Ebtehaj who was a banker and administrator

Ebtehaj criticized the economic policies of Iran on various platforms, including BBC Panorama interview. He was arrested on 11 November 1961 shortly after his return to Iran from a meeting in San Francisco where he also had expressed his critical views. The reason for his arrest was the allegations of corruption related to his tenure as the director of the planning office.He was released from prison in May 1962.