Habibollah Ouji

Born: 1924, Shiraz

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 16 November 1982

 

Habibollah Ouji was born into a Muslim family.  He was a member of Hezb-e-Baradaran-Islami, a group associated with the radical Islamic Party of Ikhvanus-Safa in Egypt. He was involved in the destruction of the House of The Bab in Shiraz.  Despite all this background in 1959 he joined the Baha’i community. 

In 1979, during the upheavals of Saadiyyeh, his home was raided and set on fire. He was shot in the right arm suffering permanent injury.  He saw this injury as a blessing as he would often say: “the arm that was the cause of destruction to the House of The Bab due to the injury was free from any obligations”.  He was arrested and imprisoned in Adilabad prison in April 1982.  In the early hours on 16 November 1982 he was executed by hanging. His body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities. His family found out about his execution through a national newspaper.

 

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