Jamshid Pour-Ostadkar

Born: 6 September 1953, Semnan

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 9 December 1984


Jamshid Pour-Ostadkar was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing primary school in Semnan his family moved to Tehran where he completed high school.  He undertook military service, and was later employed by a prestigious company in Tehran for which he became a chief accountant.  To propagate the Baha’i faith, his family pioneered to Karaj and he commuted daily to Tehran for work.  In March 1982, he was dismissed from his employment for his adherence to the Baha’i Faith.  In 1983 he was elected on the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Karaj.

On 28 July 1983 he was arrested and imprisoned.  It was after a long three months when his family found out that he was being imprisoned at Evin prison.  He was executed by firing squad on 9 December 1984, together with 5 other Baha’is, Jamal Kashani, Enayatollah Haghighi, Rouhollah Taalim, Firouz Athari and Gholam-Hosein Farhand.  Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities.



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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.