Goldaneh Alipour

Born: 1918 in Sada-Mahalleh, Sari

Murdered in Sari, Mazandaran on 23 December 1982


Goldaneh Alipour was born into a Muslim family.  At the age of 20 she married a Baha’i man, and although not a declared Baha’i herself, she raised her children as Baha’is.  In 1978, one year before the onset of the Islamic Revolution, she declared her faith in Baha’u’llah. 

During the years of the Revolution, prior to her murder in 1982, she and her husband were heavily persecuted. Due to the severity of the persecutions in the small village they were residing in, they were forced to move out to Rowshan-Kuh temporarily.  On 23 December 1982, while in Rowshan-Kuh, their house was attacked.  At the time of the attack her husband and grandson were tending to the cattle in their field while Goldaneh was home by herself.  She was mobbed and first strangled to death then her body and their home were set on fire.  She was buried in the Rowshan-Kuh cemetery, on 24 December 1982 in accordance with Baha’i law.


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