1978
Mr. Ahmad Isma段li,
1978, Ahram, Killed

Mr. Diya置値lah Haqiqat,
Aug 13, Jahrum, Killed

Mr. Shir-Muhammad Dastpish,
Dec, Buyr-Ahmad, Mobbed

Mrs. 羨vad-Gul Fahandizh,
Dec 14, Shiraz, Mobbed

Mr. Sifatu値lah Fahandizh,
Dec 14, Shiraz, Mobbed

Mr. Khusraw Afnani,
Dec 22, Miyan-Duab, Mobbed

Mr. Parviz Afnani,
Dec 22, Miyan-Duab, Mobbed

1979

Mr. Ibrahim Ma地avi,
early 1979, Hisar, Killed

Mr. Haji-Muhmmad 羨zizi,
Jan 9, Khurmuj, Beaten

Mr. Husayn Shakuri,
Apr 2, Ushnaviyyih, Killed

Mr. 羨li-Akbar Khursandi,
Apr 12, Tehran, Hanged

Mr. Bahar Vujdani,
Sep 27, Mahabad, Executed

Mr. 羨li Sattarzadih,
Oct 28, Bukan, Killed

Mr. 羨zamatu値lah Fahandizh,
Dec 14, Shiraz, Executed

1980

Mr. Habibu値lah Panahi,
Feb 4, Urmia, Assassinated

Mr. Ghulam-Husayn A想ami,
May 6, Tehran, Executed

Mr. 羨li-Akbar Mu訴ni,
May 6, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Badi置値lah Yazdani,
May 6, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Parviz Bayani,
May 11, Piranshahr, Executed

Mr. Mir-Asadu値lah Mukhtari,
May 18, Andrun, Stoned

Mr. Hasan Isma段lzadih,
June, Sanandaj, Killed

Mr. Yusuf Subhani,
Jun 27, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Yadu値lah Astani,
Jul 14, Tabriz, Executed

Dr. Faramarz Samandari,
Jul 14, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Muhammad Akbari,
Jul 16, Rasht, Executed

Mr. Yadu値lah Mahbubiyan,
Jul 30, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Dhabihu値lah Mu知ini,
Aug 15, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Nuru値lah Akhtar-Khavari,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. 羨zizu値lah Dhabihiyan,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. Firaydun Faridani,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. Mahmud Hasanzadih,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. 羨bdu値-Vahhab Kazimi-Manshadi,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. Jalal Mustaqim,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. 羨li Mutahari,
Sep 8, Yazd, Executed

Mr. Rida Firuzi,
Nov 9, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Muhammad-Husayn Ma痴umi,
Nov 23, Birjand, Burned

Mrs. Shikkar-Nisa Ma痴umi,
Nov 23, Birjand, Burned

Mr. Bihruz Sana段,
Dec 17, Tehran, Executed

1981

Dr. Manuchihr Hakim,
Jan 12, Tehran, Assassinated

Mr. Mihdi Anvari,
Mar 17, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Hidayatu値lah Dihqani,
Mar 17, Shiraz, Executed

Mrs. Nuraniyyih Yarshatir,
Apr, Shiraz, Assassinated

Mr. Sattar Khushkhu,
Apr 30, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Ihsanu値lah Mihdi-Zadih,
Apr 30, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Muhammad (Suhrab) Habibi,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Mr. Muhammad-Baqir(Suhayl)Habibi,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Mr. Husayn Khandil,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Mr. Tarazu値lah Khuzayn,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Mr. Husayn Mutlaq,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Dr. Firuz Na段mi,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Dr. Nasir Vafa段,
Jun 14, Hamadan, Executed

Mr. Buzurg 羨laviyan,
Jun 23, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Hashim Farnush,
Jun 23, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Farhang Mavaddat,
Jun 23, Tehran, Executed

Dr. Masih Farhangi,
Jun 24, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Badi置llah Farid,
Jun 24, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Yadu値lah Pustchi,
Jun 24, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Varqa Tibyaniyan (Tibyani),
Jun 24, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Kamalu壇-Din Bakhtavar,
Jul 26, Mashhad Executed

Mr. Ni知atu値lah Katibpur Shahidi,
Jul 26, Mashhad, Executed

Mr. 羨bdu値-羨li Asadyari,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Husayn Asadu値lah-Zadeh,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Mihdi Bahiri,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Dr. Masrur Dakhili,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Dr. Parviz Firuzi,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Manuchihr Khadi棚,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Allah-Virdi Mithaqi,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Habibu値lah Tahqiqi,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Isma段l Zihtab,
Jul 29, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Husayn Rastigar-Namdar,
Aug 5, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Habibu値lah 羨zizi,
Aug 29, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Bahman 羨tifi,
Sep 11, Isfahan, Executed

Mr. 選zzat Atifi,
Sep 11, Isfahan, Executed

Mr. Ahmad Ridvani,
Sep 11, Isfahan, Executed

Mr. Ata置値lah Rawhani,
Sep 11, Isfahan, Executed

Mr. Gushtasb Thabit-Rasikh,
Sep 11, Isfahan, Executed

Mr. Yadu値lah Sipihr-Arfa,
Oct 23, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Mihdi Amin-Amin,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Jalal 羨zizi,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Dr. 選zzatu値lah Furuhi,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Mrs.Zhinus Ni知at Mahmudi,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Dr. Mahmud Majdhub,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Qudratu値lah Rawhani,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Dr. Sirus Rawshani,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Kamran Samimi,
Dec 27, Tehran, Executed

1982

Mrs. Shiva Mahmudi Asadu値lah-Zadeh,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Iskandar 羨zizi,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mrs. Shidrukh Amir-Kiya Baqa,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Fathu値lah Firdawsi,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Khusraw Muhandisi,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Kurush Tala段,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Ata置値lah Yavari,
Jan 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Ibrahim Khayrkhah,
Feb 22, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Husayn Vahdat Haqq,
Feb 28, Tehran, Executed

Mr. 羨skar Muhammadi,
Apr 2, Kerman, Assassinated

Mr. Ihsanu値lah Khayyami,
Apr 12, Urmia, Executed

Mr. 羨zizu値lah Gulshani,
Apr 29, Mashhad, Executed

Mrs. Ishraqiyyih Faruhar,
May 8, Karaj, Executed

Mr. Mahmud Faruhar,
May 8, Karaj, Executed

Mr. Badi置値lah Haqpaykar,
May 8, Karaj, Executed

Mr. Agahu値lah Tizfahm,
May 10, Urmia, Executed

Miss Jalaliyyih Mushta il Usku段,
May 10, Urmia, Executed

Mrs. Iran Rahimpur (Khurma段),
May 12, Dizful, Executed

Mr. Nasru値lah Amini,
May 16, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Sa壇u値lah Babazadeh,
May 16, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Ata置値lah Haqqani,
Jun 1, Tehran, Killed

Mr. Muhammad Abbasi,
Jul 9, Qazvin, Executed

Mr. Jadidu値lah Ashraf,
Jul 9, Qazvin, Executed

Mr. Manuchihr Farzanih Mu誕yyad,
Jul 9, Qazvin, Executed

Mr. Muhammad Mansuri,
Jul 9, Qazvin, Executed

Mr. Manuchihr Vafa段,
Jul 9, Tehran, Assassinated

Mr. 羨bbas-Ali Sadiqipur,
Jul 15, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. 羨li Na段miyan,
Aug 11, Urmia, Executed

Mr. Habibu値lah Awji,
Nov 16, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Dhiya置値lah Ahrari,
Nov 21, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Husayn Nayyiri-Isfahani,
Nov 29, Isfahan, Died in Prison

Mrs. Guldanih 羨lipur,
Dec 24, Sari, Mobbed

1983

Mr. Hidayatu値lah Siyavushi,
Jan 1, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Yadu値lah Mahmudnizhad,
Mar 12, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Rahmatu値lah Vafa段,
Mar 12, Shiraz, Executed

Mrs. Tuba Za段rpur,
Mar 12, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Adadu値lah (Aziz) Zaydi,
Apr 1, Miyan-Duab, Killed

Mr. Jalal Hakiman,
May 1, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Suhayl Safa段,
May 1, Tehran, Executed

Dr. Bahram Afnan,
Jun 16, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. 羨bdu値-Husayn Azadi,
Jun 16, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Kurush Haqbin,
Jun 16, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. 選nayatu値lah Ishraqi,
Jun 16, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Jamshid Siyavushi,
LSA, Jun 16, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Bahram Yalda段,
Jun 16, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Shahin(Shirin) Dalvand,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Mrs. 選zzat Janami Ishraqi,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Ru馳a Ishraqi,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Muna Mahmudnizhad,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Zarrin Muqimi-Abyanih,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Mahshid Nirumand,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Simin Sabiri,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Mrs. Tahirih Arjumandi Siyavushi,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Miss Akhtar Thabit,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Mrs. Nusrat Ghufrani Yalda段,
Jun 18, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Suhayl Hushmand,
Jun 28, Shiraz, Executed

Mr. Ahmad-羨li Thabit-Sarvistani,
Jun 30, Shiraz, Died in Prison

Mr. Muhammad Ishraqi,
Aug 31, Tehran, Died in Prison

Mr. Akbar Haqiqi,
Sep 19, Khuy, Mobbed

Mr. Bahman Dihqani,
Nov 19, Muhammadiyyih, Mobbed

Mr. 羨bdu値-Majid Mutahhar,
Dec 15, Isfahan, Died in Prison

1984

Mr. Rahmatu値lah Hakiman,
Jan 11, Kerman, Died in Prison

Mr. Ghulam-Husayn Hasanzadih-Shakiri,
Mar 10, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Muhsin Radavi,
Mar 13, Tehran, Died in Prison

Mr. Nusrat置llah Diya段,
Mar 19, Kerman Died in Prison

Mr. Kamran Lutfi,
Apr 9, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Rahim Rahimiyan,
Apr 9, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Yadu値lah Sabiriyan,
Apr 9, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Asadu値lah Kamil-Muqaddam,
May 2, Tehran, Died in Prison

Mr. Maqsud 羨lizadih,
May 5, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Jalal Payravi,
May 5, Tabriz, Executed

Mr. Jahangir Hidayati,
May 15, Tehran, Executed

Mr. 羨li-Muhammad Zamani,
May 15, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Nusratu値lah Vahdat,
Jun 17, Mashhad, Executed

Mr. Ihsanu値lah Kathiri,
Jun 27, Tehran, Executed

Dr. Manuchihr Ruhi,
Aug 16, Bujnurd, Executed

Mr. Aminu値lah Qurbanpur,
Aug 25, Tehran, Died in Prison

Mr. Rustam Varjavandi,
Sep 15, Tehran, Died in Prison

Mr. Shapur (Hushang) Markazi,
Sep 23, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Firuz Purdil,
Oct 30, Mashhad, Executed

Mr. Ahmad Bashiri,
Nov 1, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Yunis Nawruzi-Iranzad,
Nov 1, Karaj

Mr. 羨lirida Niyakan,
Nov 11, Tabriz, Died in Prison

Mr. Diya置値lah Mai段-Usku段,
Nov 13, Tabriz, Died in Prison

Dr. Farhad Asdaqi,
Nov 19, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Firuz Athari,
Dec 9, Karaj, Executed

Mr. Ghulam-Husayn Farhand LSA,
Dec 9 Tehran (Karaj) Executed

Mr. 選nayatu値lah Haqiqi,
Dec 9, Karaj, Executed

Mr. Jamal Kashani,
Dec 9, Karaj, Executed

Mr. Jamshid Pur-Ustadkar,
Dec 9, Karaj, Executed

Dr. Ruhu値lah Ta鼠im,
Dec 9, Tehran (Kirmanshah), Executed

1985

Mr. Ruhu値lah Hasuri,
Jan 21, Yazd, Executed

Mr. Ruhu値lah Bahramshahi,
Feb 25, Yazd, Executed

Mr. Nusratu値lah Subhani,
Mar 5, Tehran, Executed

Mr. 羨bbas Idilkhani,
Aug 1, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Rahmatu値lah Vujdani,
Aug 31, Bandar-羨bbas, Executed

Mr. Nur置d-Din Ta段fi,
Oct 12, Gurgan (Kirmanshah), Died in Prison

Mr. 羨zizu値lah Ashjari,
Nov 19, Tabriz, Executed

1986

Mr. Payman Subhani,
Apr 28, Saravan, Mobbed

Mr. Sirru値lah Vahdat-Nizami,
May 4, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Fidrus Shabrukh,
May 9, Zahedan, Executed

Mr. Farid Bihmardi,
Jun 10, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Habibu値lah Muhtadi,
Aug 27, Tehran, Killed

Mr. Babak Talibi,
Sep 2, Karaj, Beaten

Mr. Iraj Mihdi-Nizhad,
Sep 4, Bandar-羨bbas, Mobbed

1987

Mr. Ahmad Kavih,r> Jan 26, Isfahan, Killed

Mr. Surush Jabbari,
Mar 3, Tehran, Killed

Mr. Abu値-Qasim Shayiq,
Mar 3, Tehran, Killed

Mr. Ardishir Akhtari,
Sep 28, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Amir-Husayn Nadiri,
Sep 28, Tehran, Executed

1988

Mr. Bihnam Pasha段,
presumably Nov, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Iraj Afshin,
presumably Nov, Tehran, Executed

Mr. Mihrdad Maqsudi,
Feb 16, Urmia, Killed

1992
Mr. Bahman Samandari,
Mar 18, Tehran, Executed
br> Mr. Ruhu値lah Ghedami,
Jun 17, on Qum Highway, Killed

1995

Mr. Shirvin Fallah,
Some time in Dec, Arak, Killed

1997

Mr. Mansur Dawlat,
Apr 4, Kerman, Killed

Mr. Shahram Reza段,
Jul 7, Rasht, Killed

Mr. Masha値lah Enayati,
Jul 4, Isfahan, Beaten to death in prison

1998

Mr. Ruhu値lah Rawhani,
Jul 21, Isfahan, Executed

2005

Mr. Dhabihu値lah Mahrami,
Dec 15, Yazd, Dec 15, Death in prison
2013

Mr Ataollah Rezvani murdered Bandar Abbas 24 August

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Baha'is decry cultural cleansing in Iran

Demolition underway...the House of Mirza Abbas Nuri (also known as Mirza Buzurg), Tehran, Iran, June 2004.
NEW YORK, United States, 12 September 2004 (BWNS) -- The destruction of yet another Baha'i holy place in Iran has prompted an outcry by Baha'is around the world, who see that the Iranian Government is persisting in a campaign of persecution so extreme in the fanaticism driving it that it even jeopardizes invaluable assets of the country's cultural heritage.

The demolition in June of an historic house in Tehran, which followed the leveling of a Baha'i holy place in Babol earlier this year, has spurred national Baha'i communities in several nations to place a statement in major newspapers decrying the destruction.

The statement, which ran in the "New York Times" today, is set to run soon in newspapers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The Baha'i community of Iran, with about 300,000 members, is that country's largest religious minority.

With some five million members in more than 180 countries worldwide, the Baha'i Faith is an independent religion that promotes such teachings as the oneness of humanity, the underlying unity of the religions, the equality of women and men, and the need to eliminate prejudice.

Since 1979, despite their peaceful character, more than 200 Iranian Baha'is have been killed, and hundreds more have been tortured and imprisoned. Tens of thousands have lost jobs, pensions, and access to education, all solely because the clerics who rule Iran declare them heretics.

"The hatred of the extremist mullahs for the Baha'is is such that they, like the Taliban of Afghanistan who destroyed the towering Buddhist sculptures at Bamiyan, intend not only to eradicate the religion, but even to erase all traces of its existence in the country of its birth," says the statement, which took the form of a paid advertisement in the "New York Times."

The house that was destroyed in June had been owned by Mirza Abbas Nuri (also known as Mirza Buzurg), the father of Baha'u'llah, Who founded the Baha'i Faith. Mirza Abbas Nuri was an eminent provincial governor and was widely regarded as one of Iran's greatest calligraphers.

The statement in the "Times" notes that Mirza Abbas Nuri's house was an "historical monument, a precious example of Islamic-Iranian architecture, 'a matchless model of art, spirituality, and architecture.'"

"In their determination to rid Iran of the Baha'i community and obliterate its very memory, the fundamentalists in power are prepared even to destroy the cultural heritage of their own country, which they appear not to realize they hold in trust for humankind," the statement continues.

Historic photograph of the entrance to the House of Mirza Abbas Nuri (Mirza Buzurg), Tehran.

"Surely the time has come for Iranians everywhere to raise their voices in protest against such willful desecrations," concludes the statement.

Placing the statement in newspapers around the world is part of a coordinated effort by Baha'is outside of Iran to call the world's attention to the destruction of cultural landmarks that are part of the heritage of the entire world, said Glen Fullmer, director of communications for the Baha'i community of the United States.

"The places that are being demolished are significant to all humanity," said Mr. Fullmer. "They reflect unique elements of Iran's cultural history. So we are calling on Iranians around the world to protest the destruction of their own culture."

The statement will also be printed in "Le Monde," France's premier newspaper, said Brenda Abrar, a spokesperson for the Baha'i community there.

"There are a great many Iranians in France," said Ms. Abrar. "We want to alert them that their own cultural heritage is in danger. The house that was demolished in June actually represents a great work of Islamic architecture."

In July, the Iranian newspaper "Hamshahri" published a lengthy article about the life of Mirza Abbas Nuri and the architecture of his house.

Destruction of cultural heritage...interior of the House of Mirza Abbas Nuri (Mirza Buzurg) during demolition, Tehran, June 2004.

"As he had good taste for the arts and for beauty, he designed his own house in such a style that it became known as one of the most beautiful houses of that period," wrote Imam Mihdizadih in "Hamshahri" on 13 July. "The plasterwork and the tile-work in the rooms as well as the verdant veranda, the courtyard with its central pool, and the trees planted in the flowerbeds, all created a tranquil atmosphere in this house."

The house was demolished over a period of about one week in June. The demolition order was issued in April by Ayatollah Kani, director of the Marvi School and the Endowments Office, ostensibly for the purpose of creating an Islamic cemetery. When the demolition started on 20 June, officials from the Ministry of Information were present, and by 29 June more than 70 percent of the structure had been destroyed. [See photographs]

The destruction of Mirza Abbas Nuri's house represents just the latest in a series of demolitions that appears to be aimed at systematically destroying Baha'i holy sites, said Bani Dugal, principal representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations.

In April, despite international protest, the gravesite of an early apostle of the Faith was destroyed in Babol. The house-like structure marked the resting place of Mulla Muhammad-Ali Barfurushi, known as Quddus.

Gravesite of Quddus, an early apostle of the Baha'i Faith, during its demolition, Babol, Iran, April 2004.

Quddus was the foremost disciple of the Bab, the Prophet-Herald of the Baha'i Faith.

In 1993, more than 15,000 graves were bulldozed at the well-kept Baha'i cemetery of Tehran on the pretext of constructing a municipal center.

In 1979, shortly after the Islamic revolution, the house of the Bab in Shiraz, one of the most sacred sites in the Baha'i world, was demolished. The house of Baha'u'llah in Takur, where the Founder of the Baha'i Faith spent his childhood, was also demolished soon after the revolution and the site offered for sale to the public.

"We see all this as part of a concerted plan on the part of the Iranian government to gradually extinguish the Baha'i Faith as a cultural force and cohesive entity," said Ms. Dugal. "Over the years, the government's strategy has changed, from outright killing to methods that are less likely to attract international attention, such as the destruction of holy sites.

"But the end result is the same: to completely destroy the Baha'i community of Iran, along with its history and heritage," said Ms. Dugal.

To see a copy of the statement placed in the "New York Times," see

The House of the Bab in Shiraz, Iran, one of the holiest sites in the Baha'i world, being destroyed by revolutionary guardsmen in 1979. It was later razed by the Government.
http://www.bahai.org/pdf/ad20040912.pdf.

To see a press release from the Office of Public Information of the Baha'i community of the United States, see http://www.bahai.org/pdf/pr20040912.pdf.

For background article on the situation of the Baha'is in Iran, see http://bahai.org/article-1-8-3-6.html.

For the history of the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran, see http://bahai.org/article-1-8-3-7.html.

For an article on Iran's secret blueprint for the destruction of the Baha'i community, see http://bahai.org/article-1-8-3-14.html.

For an August 2004 news story on the ploy to deprive Baha'is of higher education, see http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=317.