Rouhollah Rowhani

Executed by hanging in Mashhad on 21st July 1998


Rouhollah Rowhani was arrested three times by the Iranian authorities for his adherence to the Baha’i Faith.  His first arrest was in 1984 when he was imprisoned for over one year, served a 2-year internal exile sentence in Najafabad and finally paid a fine of more than 1 million Rials to be permitted to return home.  His second arrest was in 1994 when he was held for one night and then released.  His final arrest was on 20 September 1997.  He was imprisoned on the charge of converting a Muslim individual and was executed by hanging some months later on 21 July 1998.


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