Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh

Born: 23 August 1954, Abyaneh, Isfahan

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 18th June 1983


Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh was born into a Baha’i family.  Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Tehran where she completed her primary and high school education.  She attended Tehran University and graduated with a degree in English Literature at the age of 21.  She then worked as a translator at a petrochemical plant in Marvdasht and later Shiraz.  Her father was in charge of the repair of the House of the Bab and the family lived in a close by house in the Shamshigarha Alley, Zarrin lived with them.  After the commencement of the Islamic Revolution she was dismissed from her job for her adherence to the Faith. 

On 29 November 1982, a number of Pasdars raided her family’s home and arrested Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh and her father and mother.  They were imprisoned in Adilabad prison.  Her mother was released five months later.  Her father was released two years after her execution.  On 18 June 1983, she was executed together with nine other women, Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie, Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi, Roya Eshraghi, Tahereh Arjomandi Siyavushi, Mona Mahmoudnejad, Shahin (Shirin) Dalvand, Akhtar Sabet, Simin Saberi and Mahshid Niroumand.  They were executed by hanging in Chowgan-Square in Shiraz. Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried in the Baha’i cemetery of Shiraz by the authorities.


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