Enayatollah Eshraghi

Born: 10 January 1922, Najafabad, Isfahan

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 16 June 1983


Enayatollah Eshraghi was born into a Baha’i family in 1922 in Najafabad, Isfahan.  After completing high school he was employed by the National Oil Company of Iran.  In later years, after retiring, he and his family settled in Shiraz.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Shiraz. 

On 29 November 1982, his home was raided and he and his wife Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi along with their daughter Roya, were arrested and imprisoned at the Sepah Detention Centre.  A few months later, Enayatollah Eshraghi was transferred to Adilabad prison.  Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi and Roya were transferred to Adilabad prison on 4 January 1983.  On 16 June 1983, Enayatollah was executed by hanging, together with five other Baha’is, Bahram Yaldaie, Jamshid Siyavushi, Bahram Afnan, Abdol-Hosein Azadi and Kourosh Haghbin.  Two days later, on 18 June 1983, his wife Ezzat and daughter Roya were executed, together with 8 other Baha’i women.  The bodies of these innocent and much respected individuals were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities.


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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.