The Seven Martyrs Of Hurmuzak
by Muhammad Labib
Report of an incident in 1955 - a reminder of what Bahá'ís have suffered in Iran under various regimes.
In July 1955 occurred an event all too common in modern Iranian history - a group of innocent people were violently murdered for the simple reason that they were members of the Bahá'í Faith. The incident described in this little book was only one element in a wave of persecution of the Bahá'í in Iran during that year. But it has been particularly well documented, since the author was able to interview a survivor very shortly after the killings, and to take photographs showing the destruction. In addition there are newspaper reports of the subsequent trial.
The events described in this book are not unlike some of those depicted by Nabíl in his classic account of the early years of the Bábí-Bahá'í Faith. In the current circumstances of the Bahá'í community in Iran this book is valuable as a reminder of what the Bahá'í Faith has suffered in the land of its birth under many different regimes.
Hard Cover ISBN: 978 978-0-85398-105-3
Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-85398-104-6
80 pages, 23 illustrations
20.9 x 13.8 cm (8.25 x 5.5 in)