Mahmoud Majzoub

Born: 1930, Malayir, Hamadan

Executed in Tehran on 27th December 1981


Mahmoud Majzoub was born into a Baha’i family.  At the age of 17, his family moved to Tehran where he found employment and completed his high school education through night school.  He then obtained a law degree from Tehran University.  He married in 1960, and soon after pioneered to Norway.  He was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly[1] of Norway in 1962. After a while he and his family returned to Iran.  He continued his studies and obtained a law doctorate from Tehran University.  He then opened a private law practice.  He was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[2] of Tehran in 1970 and to the second National Spiritual Assembly of Iran in late 1980, following the abduction of the members of the first National Spiritual Assembly. 

He was arrested on 13 December 1981, during a meeting of the National Spiritual Assembly, together with seven other members, Ezzatollah Forouhi, Kamran Samimi, Jinous  Naimat Mahmoudi, Jalal Azizi, Mehdi Amin-Amin, Sirous Rowshani and Ghodratollah Rowhani.  Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities.


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[1] 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.

[2] 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.