Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie

Born: 1937, Nayriz, Fars

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 18 June 1983


Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie was born into a Baha’i family.  She completed her elementary education and married in 1952.  She was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Shiraz.

She was arrested on 23 October 1982, together with her husband and son, Bahram Yaldaie.  They were first taken to the Sepah Detention Centre where she was interrogated and tortured severely.  A little over three months later, she was transferred to Adilabad prison.  She was executed by hanging in Chowgan Square in Shiraz on 18 June 1983, together with nine other women, Simin Saberi, Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi, Roya Eshraghi, Tahereh Arjomandi Siyavushi, Mona Mahmoudnejad, Shahin (Shirin) Dalvand, Akhtar Sabet, Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh and Mahshid Niroumand.   Their bodies were not returned to their families; It is believed they were buried in the Bahá’í cemetery in Shiraz by the authorities.

Her son, Bahman Yaldaie was executed by hanging two days earlier in that same square on 16 June 1983.  Her husband had been released from prison some time before her and her son’s execution.


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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.