Tarazollah Khozein

Born: 1927, Kashan

Executed by firing squad in Hamadan on 14 June 1981

 

Tarazollah Khozein was born into a Baha’i family.  Around 1950, he pioneered and settled in Hamadan.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Hamadan for over 25 years.  He was arrested and imprisoned for short durations several times.

His final arrest was on 12 August 1980, together with other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Hamadan.  After months of imprisonment, on 14 June 1981, he was executed by firing squad, together with six members of the Local Spiritual Assembly, Mohammad-Bagher (Soheil) Habibi, Hosein Khandel, Hosein Motlagh, Firouz Naiemi, Naser Vafai and Mohammad (Sohrab) Habibi. His body 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.