Frederick A. Aprim, an Assyrian Christian, was born Frederick Aprim Minasheh in 1953 in the city of Kirkuk, north of Iraq. He is a graduate of Mosul University, College of Engineering, with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. He left Iraq in September 1980 and entered the United States as an immigrant in December 1981. He worked for fifteen years in the disk drive industry in California's Silicon Valley.
Fred's family, like many Assyrian families, experienced its own share of oppression and persecution. While in Iraq, both his father and teenage brother were imprisoned unfairly and tortured.
Fred describes himself as an Assyrian activist, his many articles are posted on www.aina.org, www.atour.com, www.nineveh.com, www.zindamagazine.com, and other Assyrian web sites.