VISUAL ARCHIVE

VISUAL ARCHIVE

VISUAL ARCHIVE

Maryam is the sister of Bahman Samandari, who was executed on March 18, 1992 in Tehran. Her interview is significant in that Bahman Samandari was killed long after the Islamic Republic of Iran had ceased executions due to international pressure. It was especially odd inasmuch as Bahman Samandari did not have any leadership position in the Bahá’í community.

Fares Hedayati (English)

Media

In this interview ,Mahboobeh talks vividly of the harsh time and continuous persecution of her family, when they lived in Shiraz. With exceptional positive attitude and emotion,she speaks of the love she felt for her father , Mr Ayoubzadeh, whose death was mysterious.

The family eventually left Iran and settled in the United States.

In this interview, Mrs Nayereh Kaviani talks emotionally about her beloved father, Mr. Abdulhussain Azadi, and the suffering and strength of her mother, trying to visit him in prison. Mr Azadi was a vet and chairman of the LSA of AkbarAbad (near Shiraz ). He was asked to deny his Faith on four occasions but he refused.
mr. Abdulhossein Azadi was hanged on16th June 1983.

Mehran Bashiri (English)

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In this interview, Mansour Taeed tells a disturbing story of how his family's belongings, properties and retirement salaries were confiscated during the revolution.
Mansour also talks about his astonishment at the silence of his fellow citizens regarding the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran. However, positive actions are coming from the intellectuals, both inside and outside Iran, which are heart warming and exciting.