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  • Freidoune Sahebjam was a French-Iranian journalist, war correspondent, and novelist who resided in Neuilly-sur-Seine in France. He gained international recognition for his novel La Femme Lapidée, in 1990, about Soraya Manutchehri, which was translated four years later as The Stoning of Soraya M.: A True Story. The book became the basis for screenplay of the 2008 film The Stoning of Soraya M., in which the American actor James Caviezel portrays Sahebjam. Sahebjam was a journalist for the French TV channel LCI and for French newspapers such as Le Monde and Le Telegramme. Before his death, he had recently written a biography on his mother, an aristocrat of Qajar heritage, entitled Une Princesse Persane. He died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the age of 75. The cause of death was not reported.

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