Roya Eshraghi

Born: 1960, Shiraz

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 18th June 1983


Roya Eshraghi was born into a Baha’i family. After completing her high school education, she enrolled in Veterinary science at Shiraz University. She was in her third year of study when she and other Baha’i students were expelled for their adherence to the Faith. 

On 29 November 1982, Roya Eshraghi’s family home was raided.  She and her mother, Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi, and father, Enayatollah Eshraghi, were arrested and imprisoned at the Sepah Detention Centre.  On 4 January 1983, she and her mother were transferred to Adilabad prison.  Sometime later, her father was transferred there also.  Then on 16 June 1983, he was executed by hanging, together with five other believers.  Two days later, on 18 June 1983, she and her mother were also executed by hanging, together with Simin Saberi, Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie, Tahereh Arjomandi Siyavushi, Mona Mahmoudnejad, Shahin (Shirin) Dalvand, Akhtar Sabet, Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh and Mahshid Niroumand.  Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities.


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