Mahshid Nirumand, one of the Ten Female Martyrs hanged in 1983
Death: June 18, 1983
Place of Birth: Unknown
Location of Death: Shiraz, Iran
Burial Location: Golestan-e-Javid (Eternal Garden) Bahá’í Cemetery in Tehran, Iran – destroyed in the 1980s
Mahshid Nirumand, 28 years old, was a graduate in physics from the University of Shiraz. She was ridiculed by her interrogator for her degree. He said, “What an education! A graduate in physics! And here am I, questioning you, and I don’t even have a high school diploma.” Mahshid was very strong throughout her stay in prison and would often share her food with the other prisoners and encourage them to be steadfast. Before being imprisoned, she had been a youth advisor and had been a member of a number of Bahá’í service committees.
“The Story of Mona” adressformona.org: Perry, Mark