Rahmatollah Hakiman

Born: 18 June 1932, Kerman

Died while in prison in Kerman on 11 January 1984


After completing high school, Rahmatollah Hakiman was employed by the Department of Agriculture and worked for 28 years before being dismissed from his job for his adherence to the Baha’i Faith.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Kerman. 

On 30 December 1983, he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, together with eight other members of the Assembly.  He was not permitted any visitors.  Then on 11 January 1984 a death certificate registered in his name was accidentally discovered, it was dated 6 January 1984.  There is little information regarding the circumstances of his death. His body was not returned to his family; It is believed he was buried by the authorities. His older brother, Jalal Hakiman had also been executed a year earlier on 1 May 1983 in Tehran.



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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.