Goshtasb Sabet-Rasekh

Born: 1951 in Chikan, Faridan

Executed by firing squad in Daran, Isfahan, on 11 September 1981


Goshtasb Sabet-Rasekh was born in 1951 in Chikan, Faridan.  Along with his wife and two children, he was living and working as a farmer in Chikan.  At the same time, he was serving as a member of the local Bahá’í youth committee of Chikan.  Shortly after the Islamic revolution in Iran, the persecution against the Baha’is of Chikan was intensified.  He and most of the Baha’is of Chikan were forced to flee their village and move to Isfahan.

On 16 August 1981, Goshtasb Sabet-Rasekh was arrested at his residence in Isfahan and was subjected to torture.  The next day, he was transferred to the prison of the city of Daran.  After 27 days of imprisonment and severe torture, on midnight of 11 September 1981, he was executed by firing squad in the courtyard of the prison along with 4 other believers, Ataollah Rowhani, Ahmad Rezvani, Ezzat Atefi and Bahman Atefi.  Without informing his immediate family of his execution or burial and without following the Bahá’í burial laws, his body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities in a Muslim cemetery in Chikan.


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