Badiollah Farid

Born: 1927, Shiraz

Executed in Tehran on 24th June 1981


Badiollah Farid was born into a Baha’i family in 1927 in Shiraz.  After completing his elementary education, he moved to Tehran to attend high school and later graduated from the Law School of Tehran University.  He was employed by the Ministry of Education as an administrator and travelled to many parts of Iran for his work.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Tehran at the time of his arrest on 8 February 1980. 

He was imprisoned at Evin prison and exposed to alternating periods of solitary confinement and torturous interrogation.  During his imprisonment he wrote many letters to his father. His last communication with his family was through his will and testament, written a few hours before his martyrdom.  He was executed by firing squad on 24 June 1981, together with Masih Farhangi, Yadollah Poustchi and Varqa Tebyanian (Tebyani).  Their bodies were laid to rest in the Baha’i cemetery of Tehran, in the presence of hundreds of the friends.


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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.