Sattar Khoshkhou      

Born: 1918, Shiraz           

Executed by firing squad in Shiraz on 30th April 1981


Sattar Khoshkhou was born into a Baha’i family.  He married in 1941 and in order to propagate the Baha’i Faith, he pioneered with his family to Kazeroun.  Shortly after their arrival in Kazeroun, their home was attacked and looted and they were forced to return to Shiraz.  They then pioneered to Estahbanat, but later returned again to Shiraz, where he found employment at the Ministry of Education.

In 1978 Sattar Khoshkhou’s home was among the Baha’i homes and properties that were looted and set on fire in Shiraz.  He was arrested on 3 June 1980 and imprisoned in Adilabad prison.  He was executed by firing squad a year later, on 30 April 1981, together with Yadollah Vahdat and Ehsanollah Mehdi-Zadeh.  His body was laid to rest by his family in accordance with Baha’i law.


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