Parviz Firouzi

Born: 5 April 1942, Tabriz, Eastern Azerbaijan

Executed by firing squad in Tabriz, Eastern Azerbaijan on 29th July 1981


Parviz Firouzi was born in 1942 in Tabriz.  At six months old his parents moved to Ahar, Azerbaijan where he completed his elementary education.  He returned to Tabriz to attend high school and later graduated from the College of Pharmaceutical Medicine at Tabriz University.  He was appointed as an assistant[1], and elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[2] of Tabriz in 1979.

He was arrested on 29 July 1980 and imprisoned together with other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tabriz.  His father, Reza Firouzi was also arrested and executed on 9 November 1980.  A year later, on 29 July 1981, Parviz was executed together with 6 other members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tabriz, Hosein Asadollah-Zadeh, Manouchehr Khazei, Abdol-Ali Asadyari, Esmail Zehtab, Mehdi Baheri, Habibollah Tahghighi, and Auxiliary Board member Masrour Dakhili, as well as fellow believer Allah-Vardi Misaghi.


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[1] Assistants: individuals appointed by the Auxiliary Board members to assist them in their work on a local level.     Auxiliary Board Members: group of individuals appointed by the Continental Board of Counselors for a five year term.  Their responsibility is to encourage individuals and strengthen Baha’i communities in their area of service - usually smaller regions within a country.  Auxiliary Board Members have a consultative role in relation to the Local Spiritual Assemblies.

[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.