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|1980 21 Aug
||The members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Iran were arrested. They disappeared without trace and are presumed dead. [BW19:43, 235]
||NSA Iran; Persecution, Iran; Persecution, Arrests; Persecution, Deaths
|1981 27 Dec
||Eight of the nine members of the replacement National Spiritual Assembly of Iran were executed. They replaced the members who and been arrested and who "disappeared" the previous August. i[BI13; BW19:43]
||NSA Iran; Persecution, Iran; Persecution, Deaths; Persecution
|1983 3 Sep
||In response to the Iranian authorities banning all Bahá'í administrative and community activities and the making of membership in a Bahá'í assembly a criminal offence, as their last act the National Spiritual Assembly of Iran sent an open letter to the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Revolution refuting the false charges made against the Bahá’ís and informing him of their willingness to obey the government and disband the Bahá'í administration. [BW19:43]
- In a gesture of good will and in accordance with their law of obedience to the government the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Iran and all local assemblies were dissolved. In its place, they formed groups of three in cities and villages called Khadimeen (“Servants”), and on the national level named the Yaran-e Iran to address the immediate needs of the community such as births, marriages, divorces, burial ceremonies and other services. [BW19:62]
||NSA Iran; Persecution, Iran; Persecution; Yaran; Khadimeen