Firouz Naiemi

Born: 3 October 1935, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Executed by firing squad in Hamadan on 14th June 1981


Firouz Naiemi’s family moved to Iran from Ashghabat, and settled in Yazd, when he was two. He completed his primary and high school education in Yazd and then studied Medicine at university in Mashhad. He worked for the Ministry of Health in Hamadan.  He later became director of Malaria Eradication Department in the Ministry of Health.  He also set up his own clinic.  After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, he was dismissed from his job in the Ministry of Health for being a Baha’i. But he was able to work at a local hospital and also continued his private practice. He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1]  of Hamadan.

Firouz Naiemi was arrested on 9 August 1980.  He was detained in prison by revolutionary guards for 21 days, and was severely tortured. He was then transferred to the Police prison and was permitted visitors after three- and-a-half months in detention. Six other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Hamadan were also arrested and imprisoned with him.  On 14 June 1981, he was executed by firing squad, together with the other six, Mohammad (Sohrab) Habibi, Mohammad-Bagher (Soheil) Habibi, Hosein Khandel, Tarazollah Khozein, Hosein  Motlagh and Naser Vafai.  Their bodies showed evidence of severe torture before execution and were buried during a Baha’i ceremony, in the presence of family members, at the Baha’i cemetery of Hamadan.


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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.