Biographi of Jamshid Sharmahd
Jamshid Sharmahd is the Iranian-American broadcaster based in Los Angeles.
Mr. Jamshid Sharmahd was born on March 23. 1955 in Tehran. He grew up in a German-Iranian family.
During the period of his per-graduate education he moves back and forth between Germany and Iran.
In 1983, during the tumult of the ending Iran-Iraq war and the executions of many politically opposing people, he moves to Germany for the last time, where he settles down with his wife and one year old daughter.
In 1989 he finishes his degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in Germany. His career starts off with automation projects for international European companies like Siemens AG, Bosch, Volkswagen, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company EADS N.V and others.
In 1997 he establishes his own company under the name “Sharmahd Computing GmbH”, which focuses on the design and development of software projects for electronic and automobile industry.
Jamshid Sharmahd is the author of the first fully operative text editor based on Unicode standard. This software (SC UniPad) helped thousands of Internet developers around the world to create and manage multilingual information portals in the beginning of the 21st century.
In 2002 “Sharmahd Computing” receives a second location in Los Angeles/California to better serve its American clients.
In 2003 Jamshid Sharmahd, his wife and two children finally emigrate to the new home in Los Angeles.
Living in one of the biggest Iranian populated cities in the United States, Jamshid Sharmahd gets to know various patriotic Iranian Freedom Fighters and Monarchists, who oppose the Islamic Regime in Iran.
The group that caught his interest the most was “Anjoman-e Padeshahy-e Iran” or the “Kingdom Assembly of Iran”. It soon became clear to him that this group’s unique philosophy, which was free of religious or national fanaticism, matched his own ideas and values. Their political goals met the needs of a modern Iranian society and modern laws. Therefore he began the cooperation with this group’s Satellite TV station (YOUR TV) and its host Dr. Forood Fouladvand.
This station touched and published for the first time topics like the critical evaluation of the Islamic background and history of the Middle East, the need for a secular government, gender equality, the focus on ethnic minority rights, freedom of faith, and freedom of speech and opinion, and emphasized that these values are deeply rooted in Iranian culture and mentality.
Based on his professional expertise in Internet technology he establishes the website tondar.org as a political organ and advertising tool in 2004. This website becomes not only a useful tool for publishing political programs and propaganda, but also serves as the focal and safe point of contact for resistance fighters from Iran and is still used for these purposes today.
In 2007 Jamshid Sharmahd and some of his colleagues establish the radio station “Radio Tondar”, on which he broadcasts his political and educational programs through satellite stations and through the Internet.
Those programs included historic and political evaluations as well as teachings in battle techniques.
Experienced fighters had the chance to share their knowledge with others through this source.
In the following 3 month the Radio station receives great attention from the fighting Iranian youth and turns into their open tribune, through which they share their diverse political views.
The passion of the youth for this medium does not remain unnoticed by the Islamic Regime, who shows their reaction immediately after the first few hours of broadcasting.
About 8 month after the publication the 2008 bombing of a Basij Headquarter in Shiraz through the radio station, the Islamic regime creates a show trial with no free press or any kind of legal advisers, designated to blame the event on the operators of Radio Tondar.
Jamshid Sharmahd’s name is mentioned in this trial, which sentences two students from Shiraz and one worker from northern Iran to death.
One week later their execution follows without any chance to defend themselves legally. The Islamic Regime announces Tondar as their “number one enemy” and pursues the persecution of its members.
On a diplomatic base Iran presents Tondar as a western, particularly American, tool that endangers the existence of the Islamic Republic.
After the post election demonstration in 2009 and Radio Tondar’s publication of useful battle and defense techniques, the regime aggravates its propaganda against the operators of the radio station, in specific against “Iman Afar” and “Jamshid Sharmahd”.
More and more TV programs against them are created and broadcasted on national Iranian TV, the Internet, and the Islamic Republic owned satellite station “Press TV”.
Another show trial is arranged in 2009, in which 11 members of Tondar are accused of participation in post-election riots. Out of one hundred protesters who had been arrested in the early demonstrations only two were executed. These two were “Mohamad Reza Alizamani” and “Arash Rahmanipour”, who were both active members of Tondar and worked closely with Jamshid Sharmahd in the production and broadcasting of the radio programs.
The terror attacks of the Islamic regime to silence opposition and demonstartions does not only remain inside Iran. In order to put an end to the activities of Tondar the Regime targets the leader and manager of Tondar. “Mohamad Reza Sadeghnia” is arrested and imprisoned on July 28th 2009 for terrorizing Jamshid Sharmahd in Los Angeles.
The IRI initiates a second try to silence the voice of the Radio station by blaming the terror attack of “Masoud Ali-Mohamadi”, a physics University Professor in Iran, on the operators of Radio Tondar and inform the Swiss embassy in Tehran that they seek the extradition of the members of the Tondar group in Los Angeles. The US authorities turn this request down as being absurd.
Jamshid Sharmahd is successfully continuing in his weekly broadcasting through Radio Tondar and further promotes the activities of opposition and freedom fighters in Iran through their Internet Portal tondar.org.