Yadollah Poustchi

Born: 1919, Shiraz

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 24 June 1981



Yadollah Poustchi was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing his elementary schooling, he was sent to Tehran for further studies.  Upon graduating from college, he was employed by the Department of Industrial Sugar Refining.  In 1956 along with his family he pioneered to Austria.  They lived in Austria for nearly nine months, but he returned to Iran after 9 months.

In February 1980, he was arrested at his home.  At the time of his arrest he was the manager of the Baha’i National Office.  He was first taken to the detention centre and few days later transferred to Evin prison.  He was executed by firing squad at dawn on 24 June 1981, together with 3 other Baha’is, Badiollah Farid, Varqa Tebyanian (Tebyani) and Masih Farhangi. Their families buried them in accordance with Baha’i law in the presence of some 2000 friends from both the Baha’i and the wider community.


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