Hosein Rastegar-Namdar

Born: 1915 in Navizak, Talighan

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 5 August 1981


Hosein Rastegar-Namdar was born into a Baha’i family. He was nine when his family moved to Tehran where he completed his primary and high school.  He then attended the Military Academy of Tehran and in 1969 eventually became a General in the Army.  Immediately after the commencement of the Islamic Revolution regime he was forced into early retirement and his pension was terminated. 

He was arrested at his home on 27 August 1980.  He was first held at the central police station and after almost two months he was transferred to Evin prison.  On 5 August 1981, after a year of imprisonment, he was executed by firing squad.  His family was able to bury him in accordance with Baha’i law.


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