Ahmad-Ali Sabet Sarvestani

Born: 25 March 1912, Sarvestan, Fars

Died after his transfer from prison to hospital in Shiraz on 30th June 1983


Ahmad-Ali Sabet-Sarvestani was born into a Baha’i family.  He married in 1938 and pioneered to Khafr in 1944 for 12 years.  He and his family were then forced to move to Takht-e-Jamshid as the persecutions against them had greatly intensified.  They lived in Takht-e-Jamshid for 15 years and ran an Attari (herbal medicine store).  They later moved to Marvdasht where they opened a shop that was soon looted and destroyed by mobs.

On 4 December 1982, Ahmad-Ali received an order from the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz to present himself immediately.  On his arrival, he was arrested and imprisoned at the Sepah Detention Centre.  After six months, he was transferred to Adilabad prison.  His 71 year old body was weak and ill; he could barely walk and suffered from severe asthma.  For months he was denied medication and admission to the prison hospital.  Finally, he was admitted to hospital and within 3 days he passed away on 30 June 1983.  His body was laid to rest by his family in the Baha’i cemetery of Shiraz. 


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