Yadollah Saberian

Born: 1920, Semnan

Executed by firing squad in Tehran on 04 April 1984


Yadollah Saberian was born in a Muslim family.  His father discovered the Faith and became a Baha’i, and then at the age of 15 Yadollah also declared his belief in Baha’u’llah.  He worked for a printing company and in 1951 established his own printing press which he named The Badi Printing House.  He managed this business for nearly 30 years.  In 1960 he settled in the village of Narmak and became a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] from 1961.

On 03 February 1982, Yadollah Saberian was arrested at his work.  He was transferred to Qasr prison, 44 days later.  On 4 May 1983 he was transferred to Evin prison.  He was kept in solitary confinement and moved several times between prisons.  Finally, on 04 April 1984, he was executed by firing squad together with Rahim Rahimian and Kamran Lotfi.  Not until his wife went to the Evin prison for a family visit was the family informed of his execution sentence.  His body along with the bodies of Rahim Rahimian and Kamran Lotfi were not returned to their families they were 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.