Ali-Akbar Moini

Born: 1924, Sangsar, Semnan

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 6th May 1980


Ali-Akbar Moini was born into a Baha’i family.  He spent his childhood in Sangsar and then moved to Tehran where he completed his high school education.  He was later employed by the Bank-e-Melli in Semnan and served on the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] there.  He was greatly persecuted in Semnan for his adherence to the Faith and this finally forced his employers to transfer him to Tehran where he settled. 

Ali-Akbar Moini was arrested in 1979 and imprisoned in Evin prison for 14 months.  He was executed by firing squad on 6 May 1980, together with Badiollah Yazdani and Gholam-Hosein Azami.  Their bodies were laid to rest in the Bahá’í cemetery of Tehran by their families, in the presence of a large number of friends and in accordance with Baha’i law.



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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.