Habibollah Mohtadi

Born: 1916, Tehran

Murdered in Tehran on 27 August 1986


Habibollah Mohtadi was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing high school, he obtained a law degree from Tehran University.  He served in the Iranian Air force as a colonel. 

On 2 May 1982 he was arrested after his return from the United States visiting his children.  He was imprisoned first in Ghasr, then Evin and later in Ghezel-Hesar prisons.  After three years of imprisonment on 27 October 1985 he was released.  Ten months later during a routine enquiry by a group of Pasdars when he refused to go along with them he was violently hit on the head and murdered outside a petrol station.  He was buried in accordance with Baha’i law in Tehran.



(This brief biographical note is based on the best available information. If you find any inaccuracies, or any important facts omitted, please email us through the Contact page.)