Eskandar Azizi

Born: 1920, Tehran               

Executed in Tehran on 4 January 1982

 

Eskandar Azizi was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing high school he obtained a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Karaj University.  During the Islamic Revolution he was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly[1]’s ‘Committee for Communications with Government Officials’ and met with many officials to plead the case of the persecuted Baha’i community.  He was also a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[2] of Tehran.

Eskandar Azizi was arrested on 2 November 1981, during a Local Spiritual Assembly meeting, together with the five other members, Ataollah Yavari, Khosrow Mohandesi, Kourosh Talai, Fathollah Ferdawsi and Shiva Mahmoudi Asadollah-Zadeh, and their hostess Shidrokh Amir-Kiya (Bagha).  They were imprisoned at Evin prison and executed on 4 January 1982.  Their bodies were buried by the authorities.  Eskandar’s brother Jalal Azizi was executed a week earlier, on 27 December 1981, in Tehran.

 

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[1] National Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of each country, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Bahá’í community of that particular country.

[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.