Mohammad (Sohrab) Habibi

Born: February 1933, Hamadan

Executed in Hamadan on 14 June 1981


Mohammad (Sohrab) Habibi was born into a Baha’i family.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Hamadan.  For some years he and his family lived in the building adjacent to the Baha’i Centre in Hamadan so that he could attend to the affairs of the Baha’i library and carry out his duties as a member of the Assembly.

He was arrested on 13 August 1980, together with other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Hamadan.  Then at dawn on 14 June 1981 he was executed by firing squad, together with six other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly, Mohammad-Bagher (Soheil) Habibi, Hosein  Khandel, Tarazollah Khozein, Hosein  Motlagh, Firouz Naiemi and Naser Vafai.  Their bodies showed evidence of severe torture before execution.  They were laid to rest by their families in the Hamadan Baha’i cemetery, in accordance with Bahá’í 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.