Mahshid Niroumand

Born: 09 December 1955, Sarvestan

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 18 June 1983


Mahshid Niroumand was born into a Baha’i family.  She graduated with a degree in physics from Shiraz University and had diplomas in three languages of English, German and French.  She was a teacher of Baha’i children’s classes.

On 29 November 1982, Mahshid Niroumand was arrested.  She was first held at the Sepah Detention Centre for 48 days and then transferred to Adilabad prison.  Then on 18 June 1983, she was executed together with nine other women, Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie, Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi, Roya Eshraghi, Tahereh Arjomandi Siyavushi, Mona Mahmoudnejad, Shahin (Shirin) Dalvand, Akhtar Sabet, Simin Saberi and Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh.  They were executed by hanging in Chowgan-Square in Shiraz. Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried in the Baha’i cemetery of Shiraz by the authorities.


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