Gholam-Hosein Azami

Born: 1926, Sangsar

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 6 May 1980


Gholam-Hosein Azami was born in 1926 in Sangsar.  He was a farmer and a rancher.  In 1956 he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Sangsar and later in 1978 (1357) he became the custodian of the local Haziratol-Quds (Baha’i Centre). 

On 10 March 1979 (19 Isfand1357), at 2 am, the Haziratol-Quds was attacked and Gholam-Hosein Azami was arrested together with three other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly.  He was first held at a local prison and then transferred to Qaṣr prison in Tehran.  It was not until two months after his arrest that his family was informed of his whereabouts and allowed to visit him.  Sometime later he was moved to Evin prison.  Then at dawn on 6 May 1980 he was executed by firing squad, together with Badiollah Yazdani and Ali-Akbar Moini.  Their bodies were laid to rest in the Baha’i cemetery of Tehran by their families, in the presence of a large number of friends and in accordance with Baha’i law.


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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.