Shidrokh Amir-Kiya (Bagha)

Born: 7 October 1935

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 4th January 1982


Shidrokh Amir-Kiya (Bagha) was born into a Baha’i family.  She married at the age of 16.

On 2 November 1981, she and her husband were hosting a meeting for the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of the Baha’is of Tehran when their house was raided.  They were arrested together with six members of the Local Spiritual Assembly, Ataollah Yavari, Khosrow Mohandesi, Eskandar Azizi, Fathollah Ferdowsi, Shiva Mahmoudi Asadollah-Zadeh and Kourosh Talaie.  They were imprisoned at Evin prison. The authorities took her to the roof of the prison, poured cold water over her body and left her in the bitter and freezing cold for several hours.  Following this cruelty, she contracted sever signs of pneumonia and flu combined with terrible body pain.  She was executed by firing squad on 4 January 1982, together with the six members of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Tehran. Their bodies were not returned to their families; it is believed they were 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.