Farid Behmardi

Born: 1939, Tiberius

Executed by hanging in Tehran on 10 June 1986


Farid Behmardi’s parents were residents of Adassieh in Mandatory Palestine. Farid Behmardi was the fourth child and was born in Tiberius. He moved to Iran in his youth and first took residence in Yazd and later in Tehran. He was appointed as an Auxiliary Board member[1] and later elected to the third National Spiritual Assembly[2] of Iran.  He was arrested on 30 July 1984 and imprisoned at Evin prison.  He spent nine months in solitary confinement.  During his imprisonment he was tortured severely.  On one occasion when he was brought to his own home for further search of documents, the neighbours observed that his body was severely beaten and lashed.  He was executed by hanging on 10 June 1986.  His body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities.


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[1] Auxiliary Board Members: group of individuals appointed by the Continental Board of Counselors for a five year term.  Their responsibility is to encourage individuals and strengthen Baha’i communities in their area of service - usually smaller regions within a country.  Auxiliary Board Members have a consultative role in relation to the Local Spiritual Assemblies.

[2] 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.