Ehsanollah Kasiri

Born: 3 August 1936, Arab-Khayal, Mazandaran

Executed in Tehran on 27th June 1984


Ehsanollah Kasiri was born into a Baha’i family.  His family moved to Kiakola, Shahi when he was 13 years old, so he could complete his elementary education. Later he moved to Babol to attend high school. After completion of schooling he obtained employment with the Ministry of Health.  Some years later he moved to Khalajabad, Karaj.  He was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Karaj. He served in this capacity for two and half years. On 29 July 1983 he was arrested and imprisoned in Gohardasht prison.  He was later transferred to Evin prison and after 11 months of imprisonment was executed on 27 June 1984.  His family with no prior knowledge were presented with his body on 2 July 1984 during one of the scheduled visits to prison. His body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities.


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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.