Mohammad Abbasi

Born: 1937, Turbat-e-Haydariyyeh, Khorasan

Executed in Qazvin on 9 July 1982


Mohammad Abbasi was born into a Muslim family.  At the age of 10, he was sent to Mashhad to work at his brother’s shop.  Then at the age of 16, he moved to Tehran and found work at a tailor’s shop.  At the age of 22, he returned to Mashhad, and three years later, in 1962, he declared his faith in Baha’u’llah.  He married and moved to Tehran in 1963, and then in 1973 he moved to Qazvin.  A time later he moved to a small industrial town near Qazvin. 

On 10 April 1982, he was arrested and first held at the local Islamic Komiteh, then transferred to the central Komiteh of Qazvin, and finally imprisoned in the Chubin-Dar prison.  On 9 July 1982, he was executed, together with three other Baha’is, Mohammad Mansouri, Jadidollah Ashraf and Manouchehr Farzaneh-Moayyad.  Their bodies were laid to rest in the village of Kakin, 50km outside of Qazvin, by their families.


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