Tahereh Arjomandi Siyavushi
Born: 1953, Tehran
Executed by hanging in Shiraz on 18 June 1983
Tahereh Arjomandi Siyavushi was born into a Baha’i family. She married in 1972 and pioneered to Chinar, a small village near Tehran for 2 years. She and her husband Jamshid then returned to Tehran where she undertook nursing school. In 1976 they pioneered again, this time to Yasuj, Fars. She was employed as a nurse at the local hospital and he started a small business of selling electrical goods. At the onset of the revolution in Iran in 1978 she was dismissed from her job for her adherence to the Baha’i Faith and their home was raided. They were forced to move to Shiraz. She began work at a private hospital.
On 26 October 1982 Jamshid was arrested. He was held in solitary confinement at the Sepah Detention Centre for 6 weeks and tortured most severely. She was arrested on 29 November 1982. She was first held at the Sepah Detention Centre and then transferred to Adilabad prison a month later. Her husband was also transferred to that prison. Then on 16 June 1983, he was executed by hanging, together with 5 other believers, Bahram Yaldaie, Bahram Afnan, Enayatollah Eshraghi, Abdol-Hosein Azadi and Kourosh Haghbin. She was executed by hanging 2 days later on 18 June 1983 together with 9 other women, Simin Saberi, Nosrat Ghufrani Yaldaie, Ezzat-Janami Eshraghi, Roya Eshraghi, Mona Mahmoudnejad, Shahin (Shirin) Dalvand, Akhtar Sabet Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh and Mahshid Niroumand. They were executed in Chowgan-Square in Shiraz. Their bodies were not returned to their families; it is believed they were buried by the authorities.
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