Mohammad Mansouri

Born: November 1929, Khalkhal, Azerbaijan

Executed by firing squad in Qazvin on 9 July 1982


Mohammad Mansouri was born into a Muslim family.  When he was 6 years old, within a period of 2 years, both his parents passed away.  He declared his faith in Baha’u’llah at the age of 21.  In 1955 he married.  He then entered military college in Tehran and graduated as an army officer.  He had two sons and a daughter before his wife was tragically killed in an automobile accident.  He remarried in 1959 and had three more children.  He moved to Qazvin in 1973 and retired in 1975. 

On 8 April 1982, his home was raided by Pasdars and he was arrested.  A few Baha’is in Qazvin were also arrested that night.  They were taken to the detention centre, and after three days transferred to Chubin-Dar prison.  They were all tortured severely.  Four Baha’i prisoners, Mohammad Mansouri, Jadidollah Ashraf, Manouchehr Farzaneh-Moayyad and Mohammad Abbasi, were executed by firing squad on 9 July 1982.  Three days later the Local Spiritual Assembly of Qazvin was informed of their execution. Their bodies were laid to rest in the village of Kakin, 50km outside of Qazvin, by their families and some 50 friends.


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