Ahmad Bashiri

Born: 1915, Isfahan

Executed by hanging in Karaj on 1 November 1984

 

Ahmad Bashiri was born in Isfahan in 1915.  He was a teacher and after his military service he worked in the Ministry of Education.  He worked in Tafrish and Ashtiyan for 3 years and in Isfahan for 21 years.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Isfahan.  In 1965 he was transferred to Yazd, and later in 1967 to Tehran where he took a position at the National University College of Architecture.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tehran.  He was also elected to the third National Spiritual Assembly[2] of Iran.

In July 1983, Ahmad Bashiri was kidnapped together with Jahangir Hedayati.  It took four months before his family were able to discover that he was being imprisoned at Evin prison.  He was later transferred to Gohardasht prison and kept in the Asayeshgah section where the most despised political prisoners are confined.  Nearly one year passed before his family was allowed to visit him.  During his 15 months of imprisonment he was tortured severely.  Finally, on 1 November 1984, he was executed by hanging, together with Younes Nawruzi-Iranzad, a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Karaj.

 

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[1] Local Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of a particular area, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Baha’i community of that area.

[2] National Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of each country, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Bahá’í community of that particular country.