Farzan Faramarzi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1982. He is a member of the Baha'i faith. He fled Iran in 2010 and spent one year in Turkey as a refugee before entering the United States in May 2011.
He began writing a blog inside of Iran in 2000. Between then and his departure from the country, he had a number of different blogs, all of which were eventually blocked by the Iranian authorities.
He currently writes a blog in Persian (his native language) and produces a weekly human rights report for an Iranian web site. He is a member of the Human Rights House of Iran (RAHANA), a private organization focused on the status of human rights inside Iran.