Jalal Hakiman

Born: 1920, Kerman

Executed in Tehran on 1 May 1983


Jalal Hakiman was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing high school, he obtained a degree from the College of Literature and Psychology at Tehran University.  In 1979, after retiring, he moved to Isfahan and devoted most of his time writing publications on the Baha’i Faith. 

He was arrested in Isfahan in October 1982 and imprisoned in Qasr prison and eventually was transferred to Evin prison in Tehran.  In the evening on 1 May 1983 Jalal and fellow prisoner Soheil Safaie were executed. Their bodies were buried by the authorities.  Their families found out about their execution ten days later. Almost a year later on 6 January 1984 Jalal’s younger brother, Rahmatollah Hakiman was executed in Kerman.


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