Mehdi Baheri

Born: 26 March 1934, Maragheh, Markazi

Executed by firing squad in Tabriz on 29 July 1981


After completing his high school education, Mehdi Baheri studied English at a branch university of Cambridge in Tabriz. He later studied photography and accounting and was employed by the Ministry of Health.  After the commencement of the Islamic Revolution he was dismissed from his job for his adherence to the Baha’i Faith.

He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Tabriz.  On 15 August 1980, his home was raided by Pasdars and he was arrested.  He was imprisoned with other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tabriz.  He was executed by firing squad on 29 July 1981, together with eight other believers, Masrour Dakhili, Hosein Asadollah-Zadeh, Allah-Vardi Misaghi, Manouchehr Khazei, Esmail Zehtab, Parviz Firouzi and Habibollah Tahghighi.  His body was laid to rest at Rahmat Cemetery in Tabriz according to 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.