Martyr Dr. Hassan Abbaspour

Seventy-three leading officials of the Islamic Republic lost their lives, including Chief Justice and party secretary Ayatollah Dr. Mohammad Beheshti, four cabinet ministers (Health, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy ministers), twenty-seven members of the Majlis (Iranian Parliament), and several other government officials. Martyr Dr. Hassan Abbaspour was one of the martyrs.

Martyr Dr. Hassan Abbaspour was born in the capital city of Tehran in 1944. He took his MA from Tehran technical faculty in the field of Electro Mechanic. Then He was assistant professor of Sharif Industrial University until 1971. Then he moved to Switzerland for a while and then took his PhD in Planning and Management of Energy Systems from England in 1977. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution he was appointed as the Minister of Energy by the council of Revolution in 1979.

Finally on June 28, 1981 (7 Tir, 1360) a powerful bomb went off at the headquarters of the Iran’s Islamic Republic Party (IRP) in Tehran, while a meeting of party leaders was in progress. Seventy-three leading officials of the Islamic Republic lost their lives, including Chief Justice and party secretary Ayatollah Dr. Mohammad Beheshti, four cabinet ministers (Health, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy ministers), twenty-seven members of the Majlis (Iranian Parliament), and several other government officials. Martyr Dr. Hassan Abbaspour was one of the martyrs.

 

The bomber, who was as a young student and a Mujahedin operative named Mohammad Reza Kolahi, had long ago penetrated into the party.  After planting the bomb inside the party building, kolahi fled the scene before the explosion. Mujahedin-e khalq terrorist organization officially assumed responsibility for this terrorist operation.



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