Aminollah Ghorbanpour

Born: 1925, Babakandi, Azerbaijan

Executed in Tehran on 25th August 1984

 

Aminollah Ghorbanpour was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing his primary and high school education and undertaking military service, he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Babakandi and was a member for 4 years.  In 1955, he and his family moved to Majidiyyih, a suburb of Tehran.  He was a dairy farmer and served on the Local Spiritual Assembly of Majidiyyih for 7 years.  In 1967, to further propagate the Baha’i Faith, he pioneered to another suburb in Tehran called Khak-e-Sefid.

At midnight on 20 May 1984 Aminollah Ghorbanpour’s home was raided by a number of Pasdars and he was arrested.  He was first held at the Local Kumiteh and then transferred to Gohardasht prison several days later.  He was kept in solitary confinement for three months and transferred to Evin prison on 24 August 1984.  Then on 11 September 1984 when his family went to Gohardasht prison for a family visit they were informed that he had been transferred to Evin prison.  After inquiring about him at Evin prison and being sent back and forth between prisons they were finally told that he had been sick and had passed away.  However, when they proceeded to the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery they discovered his name on a list of persons executed.  The mortuary attendant informed them that he had been secretly executed on 25 August 1984.

 

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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.