Nosratollah Ziaie

Born: 1923, Kerman

Died from torture injuries in prison hospital in Baft, Kerman on 19 March 1984


Nosratollah Ziaie was born into a Baha’i family.  He worked for the Telecommunications and Post Ministry in various cities in the Kerman province and was a pioneer in Baft for 22 years.  He was arrested once for 24 hours in the early days of the Islamic Revolution and then again on 1 January 1984, together with his wife and son Mehran, at their home.  His son was imprisoned for more than a month and his wife for nearly two and a half months.  He himself passed away during his imprisonment from the injuries he received.  He was tortured severely, sometimes thrown down a steep staircase, exposed to mock executions where shots would be fired over his head and beaten so badly that his skull was broken.  He was taken to hospital once for a week and then again, a second time during which he passed away on 19 March 1984.  His body was not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities.


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