Mohsen Razavi

Born: 7 July 1926, Serishabad, Kurdistan

Executed in Tehran on 13 March 1984


Mohsen Razavi was born into a Baha’i family.  He spent his childhood in the village of Qorveh, near Hamadan, where he completed elementary schooling.  Later in 1956 he married and lived in Tehran where he tried his hand at several enterprises, until he finally found employment as a civil-servant. He pioneered to Uzgoul, a village near Tehran in 1964 for two years until the formation of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] there.  He then returned to Tehran and pioneered to Sarasiyab in 1972 and then later to Afsariyyeh.  He was member of the Local Spiritual Assemblies of both towns.  Finally, in 1979, he settled in Tehran-Pars.

On 5 May 1983, he was arrested at his home.  He was first taken to Evin prison for 13 days and then transferred to Gohardasht prison.  He was kept in solitary confinement for 4 and a half months and in early September he was transferred back to Evin prison.  He was tortured severely during his imprisonment.  On 13 March 1984, his niece was informed that he had been executed by hanging on 4 March 1984.  His body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities.

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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.