Iraj Afshin

Born: 1933 in Ardestan

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 26 November 1988


Iraj Afshin was born in 1933 in Ardestan, Isfahan.  He was a colonel in the Iranian Air Force but after the Islamic Revolution, his salary was discontinued on the basis of his adherence to the Baha’i Faith.  On 29 January 1986, he was arrested in his residence and for a period of six months there was no news of his whereabouts.  For approximately two years he was transferred from one prison to the next until 26 November 1988, when he was executed.  The news of his execution was communicated to his family one week after.  His body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities.


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