Allah-Vardi Misaghi

Born: 1920, Mamaghan, Azerbaijan

Executed by firing squad in Tabriz on 29th July 1981


After completing his high school education, Allah-Vardi Misaghi moved to Tabriz and obtained a degree from the College of Arts at Tabriz University.  He married in 1953 and had five children.  After the commencement of the Islamic Revolution, he was dismissed from his job with the Ministry of Education, after nearly 40 years of service. 

Allah-Vardi Misaghi was arrested at his home on 22 April 1980.  He was imprisoned in Tabriz prison.  He was executed by firing squad on 29 July 1981, together with Auxiliary Board member[1], Masrour Dakhili and seven members of the Local Spiritual Assembly[2] of Tabriz, Hosein Asadollah-Zadeh, Manouchehr Khazei , Abdol-Ali Asadyari, Esmail Zehtab, Parviz Firouzi, Mehdi Baheri and Habibollah Tahghighi.  Their families were informed of their executions the following day.


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[1]  Auxiliary Board Members: group of individuals appointed by the Continental Board of Counselors for a five year term.  Their responsibility is to encourage individuals and strengthen Baha’i communities in their area of service - usually smaller regions within a country.  Auxiliary Board Members have a consultative role in relation to the Local Spiritual Assemblies.

[2]  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.