Yadollah Astani

Born: 1931, Maragheh, East Azerbaijan

Executed in Tabriz by firing squad on 14 July 1980


After graduating from high school, Yadollah Astani established his own business in Maragheh and later in Tabriz.  In 1969 he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tabriz.

On 20 October 1979, he was arrested.  For a period of 19 days his whereabouts were unknown to his family and friends.  Later, on 14 July 1980, he and fellow believer Faramarz Samandari, were executed by firing squad.  A large number of Baha’is and non-Baha’is attended their funeral. Their bodies were laid to rest according to Baha’i law.


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