Hosein Nayyeri-Esfahani

Born: 1916, Isfahan

Passed away while in detention in Isfahan on 29 November 1983


Hosein Nayyeri-Esfahani’s father was a famous Muslim divine, who after witnessing the execution of two young Baha’is in the King’s square was moved to investigate the Faith and declared his belief in Baha’u’llah.  His mother was a kind Muslim woman who brought him up according to the Baha’i teachings.  After completing primary and high school, he entered the College of Agriculture in Karaj.  He then returned to Isfahan.  In 1971 he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Isfahan. 

On 6 July 1981, he was arrested at his home.  He was first held at the Sepah-e-Pasdaran for ten days in a foul-smelling, small cell.  He was then transferred to the Haziratu’l-Quds a property that had been confiscated from the Baha’i community and turned into prison. He was finally transferred to Isfahan prison.  He suffered greatly during his imprisonment due to poor health from diabetes. He was denied proper medical care and medication.  Finally, on 29 November 1982, while waiting in the corridor for the prosecutors for yet another interrogation session, he suffered a fatal heart attack and passed away.  He was buried in accordance with Baha’i law in the presence of a large number of friends.


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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.