Born: 27 October 1927, Yazd
Executed by firing squad in Tabriz on 29 July 1981
At a young age Habibollah Tahghighi’s parents moved to Ahvaz where he completed high school. He then enrolled in the college of Petroleum Studies at Abadan University and was later awarded a scholarship to further his studies in England. Upon his return to Iran he was employed by the Oil Refinery Works of Abadan. He married in 1957 and was transferred to a refinery near Tehran in 1967. Ten years later he moved to Tabriz to help establish a refinery there.
He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahia’s of Tabriz. In 1981 due to his adherence to Baha’i Faith he was forced into early retirement. On 5 April 1981 he was arrested and imprisoned in Tabriz. He was not permitted any visitors until mid-July 1981. He was executed by firing squad on 29 July 1981, together with 8 other Baha’is. The other Baha’is were; members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahia’s of Tabriz, Hosein Asadollah-Zadeh, Manouchehr Khazei, Abdol-Ali Asadyari, Esmail Zehtab, Mehdi Baheri , Parviz Firouzi, Auxiliary Board member Masrour Dakhili and an individual Baha’i Allah-Vardi Misaghi.
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 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.
 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.