Mehdi Amin-Amin

Born: 4 July 1916, Tehran

Executed in Tehran on 27 December 1981


Mehdi Amin-Amin graduated from the College of Law at Tehran University and then opened his own private practice.  During the 1953 upheavals against the Baha’is of Yazd, he and two other Baha’i lawyers were appointed by the National Spiritual Assembly[1] to defend the imprisoned members of the Local Spiritual Assembly[2] of Yazd.  The court verdict was issued in favour of the Baha’i defendants.

He was a member of the second National Spiritual Assembly of Iran, which came into existence after the disappearance of the members of the first National Spiritual Assembly.  He was arrested on 13 December 1981, together with seven other members of the National Spiritual Assembly, Kamran Samimi, Jinous  Naimat Mahmoudi, Mahmoud Majzoub, Jalal Azizi, Sirous Rowshani, Ezzatollah Forouhi, 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.


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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.