Yousef Sobhani

Born: 1916, Tehran

Executed in Tehran on 27 June 1980


Yousef Sobhani was born into a Baha’i family.  From his early youth he was an employee of the municipality in Tehran, and after he married he was employed as the construction accountant of a hotel.  In later years he became the director of the Baha’i owned Zamzam Company, a soft drink manufacturing plant in Tehran.  He was tirelessly active.

He was arrested on 4 March 1978 at the offices of the Zamzam Company.  He was first held at the Komiteh prison and then taken to Qasr prison some days later.  After four months he was transferred to Evin prison.  He was executed on 27 June 1980.  His body was laid to rest in the Baha’i cemetery of Tehran by his family and in accordance with Baha’i law.


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