Jadidollah Ashraf

Born: 21 March 1925, Qazvin

Executed in Qazvin by firing squad on 9 July 1982


Jadidollah Ashraf moved to Tehran in 1943, and then years later, in April 1974, he and his family pioneered to Tabriz.  In 1977, they moved to a small town near Qazvin where he was elected on the Local Spiritual Assembly[1].  He was a member in that capacity until the time of his arrest and imprisonment. 

He was arrested on 11 April 1982.  Some months later, on 9 July 1982, he was executed by firing squad, together with Mohammad Mansouri, Mohammad Abbasi and Manouchehr Farzaneh-Moayyad.  Their bodies were buried in a village called Kakin, 50 km outside of Qazvin, by their families.


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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.