Khosrow Mohandesi

Born 25 May 1929, Kerman

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 4 January 1982


Khosrow Mohandesi’s mother was a Baha’i and his father was a Muslim.  He completed his primary and high school in various cities in Iran and graduated from Tehran University with an honours degree.  He later obtained his PhD in Psychology at the University of Illinois in the United States of America.  After his return to Iran he settled in Tehran.  He worked as a professor of Psychology at Tehran University and was well respected.  In the early stages of the Islamic Revolution, he was dismissed from his employment.

He was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Tehran in 1978.  During a Spiritual Assembly meeting along with five other members plus the two hosts of the Assembly meeting he was arrested.  They were imprisoned in Evin prison.  On 4 January 1982 Khosrow, the five members of the Local Spiritual Assembly; Kourosh Talaie, Fathollah Ferdowsi, Eskandar Azizi,  Ataollah Yavari, Shiva Mahmoudi Asadollah-Zadeh, and their hostess Mrs Shidrokh Amir-Kiya (Bagha) were all executed by firing squad.


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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.