Jalaliyyeh Moshtaiel Uskuie

Born: 1921, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Executed by firing squad in Urmia on 10th May 1982


Jalaliyyeh Moshtaiel Uskuie was born into a Baha’i family.  When she was 7 years old her family returned to Iran.  She completed her education in Tabriz and graduated from the Teachers College of Higher Education and was employed by the Ministry of Education at the Teacher Training College of Zanjan.  In 1955, during the upheavals and attacks on the Baha’is across the country, she was dismissed from her job for her adherence to the Faith.  She fought this injustice for 12 years and was finally reinstated and sent to Urmia. She was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Zanjan during the years that she lived there.  She was also a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Urmia, she was elected in 1965 as a member in that capacity until the time of her arrest and imprisonment.

Jalaliyyeh Uskuie was arrested in 1981, together with other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Urmia.  She was imprisoned in Urmia prison and executed by firing squad on 10 May 1982, together with Agahollah Tizfahm.  Their bodies were laid to rest in the Baha’i cemetery of Urmia in accordance with Baha’i law.


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[1] Local Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of a particular area, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Baha’i community of that area.