Farhang Mavaddat

Born: 17 June 1925, Tehran

Executed in Tehran on 23 June 1981


Farhang Mavaddat was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing primary and high school education he studied chemical engineering at the Technical School of Tehran University. Upon completion of his Tertiary education Farhang was employed at the Abkuh Sugar Factory in Mashhad. Due to outstanding professional expertise in sugar production he was assigned to support several other factories. As a result these factories succeeded in having higher productivity and quality.   His last assignment was at a Sugar Factory in Karaj. Concurrently Farhang worked as a member of the Dispute Resolution Commission for 15 years. After 28 years of reliable and hard work he was retired.

He was involved in the Baha’i community life. He was elected member on several Local Spiritual Assemblies[1].  On19 September 1980 he was arrested while serving the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Karaj.  He was held in Azamiyyeh prison in Karaj for almost three weeks before being released.  Less than a month later on 17 October 1980 he was rearrested and imprisoned in Evin.  On 23 June 1981, he was executed by firing squad, together with Bozorg Alavian and Hashem Farnoush.  They were buried in accordance to Baha’i law at the Baha’i cemetery of Tehran. Their families along with a large number of friends attended their funeral.



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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.