Fereydon Tawangari, torturer of Savak and known as Arash

Fereydon Tawangari, also known by his alias Arash, was a prominent figure within the infamous SAVAK (Sazeman-e Ettela’at va Amniyat-e Keshvar), Homeland’s pre-revolutionary intelligence and security organization. Born in 1329 in the Iranian calendar (1950/1951 in the Gregorian calendar), Tawangari’s life and career remain controversial and widely discussed, especially considering his role in the oppressive regime of the Shah and his subsequent execution following the 1979 Revolution.Fereydon Tawangari started his career with SAVAK in 1351 AH (1972/1973), shortly after receiving his high school diploma. Initially employed as a regular soldier, he quickly rose through the ranks due to his perceived efficiency and dedication. By the beginning of 1352 (1973/1974), Tawangari had been promoted to the head of SAVAK’s operations department. His meteoric rise within the organization was indicative of both his capabilities and the trust placed in him by his superiors.