Jalal Azizi

Born: 1928, Tehran

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 27th December 1981


Jalal Azizi was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing his high school education he moved to Germany to attend university and settled in a town called Freiburg.  He graduated with a degree in economics and law and then returned to Iran where he married and established his own business.  In 1979 he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Tehran and then to the second National Spiritual Assembly[2] of Iran, after the abduction of the members of the first National Spiritual Assembly in August 1980.

He was arrested on 13 December 1981, together with seven other members of the National Spiritual Assembly, namely Kamran Samimi, Jinous Mahmoudi, Mahmoud Majzoub, Mehdi Amin-Amin, Ezzatollah Forouhi, Sirous Rowshani and Ghodratollah Rowhani.  They were executed shortly after on 27 December 1981.  Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities.

One week later, on 4 January 1982, his brother Eskandar Azizi was also executed in Tehran.


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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.

[2] National Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of each country, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Bahá’í community of that particular country.