Simin Saberi

Born:  2 March 1959, Dolat Abad, Fars

Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 18th June 1983 


Simin Saberi was born into a Bahá’í family. During her childhood, to promote the Baha’i Faith, her family lived as pioneers in various cities in Iran. She graduated from high school in Shiraz and was employed by an agricultural corporation in Marvdasht, Fars.  After the Islamic Revolution she was dismissed from her job for being a Bahá’í. She served as an assistant to the Auxiliary Board[1].

Simin Saberi was arrested at her home in Shiraz on 24 October 1982.  She was initially held at the Sepah Detention Centre and was then transferred to Adilabad prison.  She was executed by hanging on 18 June 1983, in Chowgan Square in Shiraz, together with nine other Bahá’í women, Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie, Ezzat Janami Eshraghi, Roya Eshraghi, 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 in the Bahá’í cemetery in Shiraz by the authorities.


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[1] Assistants: individuals appointed by the Auxiliary Board members to assist them in their work on a local level.    Auxiliary Board Members: group of individuals appointed by the Continental Board of Counselors for a five year term.  Their responsibility is to encourage individuals and strengthen Baha’i communities in their area of service - usually smaller regions within a country.  Auxiliary Board Members have a consultative role in relation to the Local Spiritual Assemblies.