Farhad Asdaghi

Born:  22 September 1953, Tehran

Executed by hanging in Evin prison in Tehran on 19th November 1984


Farhad Asdaghi was born into a Baha’i family.  After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the Medical College of Tehran University.  He later pioneered to Birjand and was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] and then appointed as an Auxiliary Board member[2].

In September 1981, Farhad Asdaghi was arrested and imprisoned for three months. He was tried in Kashmar and was acquitted. A few days after his release the members of the second National Spiritual Assembly[3] of Iran were arrested, and he was called to serve on the third National Spiritual Assembly. In June 1982 he married, and on 13 July 1983 his son was born.  Hours after the birth of his son their hospital room was raided by Pasdars. Three days later his home was searched.  Then on 26 June 1984, he was arrested once again and imprisoned at Evin prison. Some months later, on 19 November 1984, he was executed by hanging.


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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.

2 Auxiliary Board Members: group of individuals appointed by the Continental Board of Counselors for a five year term.  Their responsibility is to encourage individuals and strengthen Baha’i communities in their area of service - usually smaller regions within a country.  Auxiliary Board Members have a consultative role in relation to the Local Spiritual Assemblies.

3National Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of each country, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Bahá’í community of that particular country.