Sefatollah Fahandej Saadi

Born: 1933, Saadi, Shiraz

Murdered in Shiraz on 14 December 1978


Sefatollah Fahandej Saadi, after completing his elementary school education entered the military and worked in that capacity for the rest of his life.  He was a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Saadiyyeh.

On the day of the 14 December 1978 attacks on the Baha’is’ homes and properties, he was out hunting.  On his return, his home was attacked by a mob.  He went to the roof and in an effort to disperse the crowd fired some shots of his hunting gun into the air.  This agitated the mob further.  Soldiers intervened, and he was shot and killed.  His body was taken and not returned to his family; he was possibly buried by the authorities.


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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.