Ahmad Rezvani

Born: 23 April 1926, Daran (Chikan), Isfahan

Executed in Daran, Isfahan on 11th September 1981


Ahmad Rezvani was born into a Baha’i family.  There is little information regarding his life, however, he was known to be a hard-working man and suffered much persecution at the hands of the enemies of the Baha’i Faith.  He married at the age of 26 and pioneered to the village of Gholeh-Malak, Isfahan where he remained until his arrest and imprisonment in 1981.

After the commencement of the Islamic Revolution, the persecutions increased and in 1981 he and his family, as well as the family of fellow martyr Ataollah Rowhani were forced to leave their homes in Gholeh-Malek and seek shelter in Isfahan.  After some 40 days the village council of Gholeh-Malek sent them a letter promising that if they returned to their homes they would not be bothered.  Although they were certain that such promises had no element of truth, they decided to return to Gholeh-Malek.  Upon their return, on 17 August 1981, Ataollah Rowhani and Ahmad Rezvani were arrested and imprisoned in Daran, Isfahan.  They were executed by firing squad on 11 September 1981, together with three other Baha’is, Goshtasb Sabet-Rasekh, Ezzat Atefi and Bahman Atefi.  The bodies of Ataollah Rowhani, Ahmad Rezvani and Goshtasb Sabet-Rasekh were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities in a Muslim cemetery.  Their immediate family and Baha’i relatives were not informed of their execution or burial.  The bodies of Ezzat Atefi and Bahman Atefi were taken to Afus. Their families were not permitted to bury their dead according to Baha’i law using a coffin.


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