Rahim Rahimian

Born: 01 May 1932, Arak, Markazi

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 04 April 1984


Rahim Rahimian was born into a Baha’i family. He spent his childhood in Arak and later moved to Tehran with his family.  He began working at the age of 14 in Tehran and held various jobs until he finally found work at a plaster manufacturing mill.  Then in 1956, to propagate the Baha’i Faith, he pioneered to Narmak and in 1964 he married.  He and his family pioneered to India in 1978, however due to visa problems they were forced to return to Iran 8 months later.

On 4 May 1983, he was arrested at his home.  He was taken to Gohardasht prison and kept in solitary confinement for 3 months. Then on 22 February 1984, he was transferred to Evin prison and was again held in solitary confinement.  He was tortured severely during his imprisonment and finally executed by firing squad on 04 April 1984, together with Yadollah Saberian and Kamran Lotfi. Their bodies were not returned to their families; It is believed they were buried by the authorities.

Their families were not informed of their execution.  His family discovered of his execution on 10 April 1984 when they telephoned the prison to inquire about him.


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