Badiollah Yazdani

Born: 1914, Sangesar

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 6th May 1980


Badiollah Yazdani was born into a Baha’i family.  At the age of 20 he moved to Gonbad-e Kavus to pursue a career in farming and cattle breeding.  He later moved to Tehran and lived in various suburbs and served on several Local Spiritual Assemblies[1].

He was arrested on 16 March 1979.  He was imprisoned first in Abbasabad prison and kept in solitary confinement for nearly 1 month.  He was then transferred to Ghaṣr prison and later Evin prison.  He was executed by firing squad on 6 May 1980, together with Ali-Akbar Moini and Gholam-Hosein Azami. Their bodies were laid to rest in the Baha’i 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.