Martyr Hasan Ejarehdar

Hasan Ejarehdar joined the Islamic Revolutionary Committees, and after the establishment of Islamic Republic Party, he became a member of the Central Council of the party at the behest of Ayatollah Dr. Beheshti. 

Name: Hasan Ejarehdar (Hasani)

Date of Birth: February 22, 1950

Place of Birth: Tehran

Son of: Hussein

Date of Martyrdom: June 28, 1981

Hasan Ejarehdar was born on February 22, 1950. His father made a living selling rose water and lemon juice. Experienced the death of his father in adolescence, he became familiar at the very outset with the pain suffering and deprivation of people.

From the very beginning of his childhood, Ejarehdar had some distinguishing features fully apparent in his words and deeds. He was different from other children. The game he was playing was different from others of his age. He was not looking for cinema and such entertainments.

Ejarehdar had high management skills, so that he managed the games and could gather the naughtiest children around. He was continuing his education while working.

He received his Diploma in the field of Mathematics from Khordad high school, and then participated in Social Work college’s examinations due to his love and interest in people. Owing to his struggle and Islamic spirit, Ejarehdar was rejected, even though he passed the written exam of the college. Then he went into military services and finished it on October 1972. At some point in his life, Ejarehdar decided to travel to Germany to further his education. So he turned to learning German language and literature. But his fervor in fighting against Shah was a good enough reason for him to change his mind about going overseas.

In 1974, Ejarehdar entered the National University and studied economics there. In 1975 he was employed in Economics Ministry working as tax auditor. But after three months he resigned his post in the ministry due to some political and social necessities.

Hasan Ejarehdar’s political activities dated back to his student days. He, along with a number of his friends, embarked upon their anti-Shah activities as high school students.

He believed that working aimlessly and without a firm ground was like building a home on the water.

Ejarehdar was arrested multiple times by SAVAK from 1971 to 1977 for his anti-Shah activities and working with some military groups.

As the mass demonstrations against the US backed Shah of Iran erupted in 1978, Ejarehdar strengthened his struggles by establishing more contacts with distinguished clerics, including Ayatollah Beheshti and Motahhari.

Ejarehdar, who had undergone military trainings during his military service, prepared himself for an armed insurrection against the U.S. puppet regime in Iran.

Led by Ayatollah Dr. Beheshti, Hasan Ejaredar together with Javad Maleki held religious sessions and provided educational and ideological pamphlets to explain the real Islamic ideology and worldview in a bid to save people from Hypocrites (MKO) and their eclectic Islamic-Marxist ideology.

He played a key role in Islamic and revolutionary activities at Qoba Mosque, in which Ayatollah Dr. Mohammad Mofatteh held sessions and prayers, and also in the expansion of the library of the mosque and other mosques in the northern Tehran.

Following the success of the Islamic Revolution, Ejarehdar spared no effort to stabilize the Islamic Revolution.

Back from exile on February 2, 1979, Imam Khomeini left airport for Behesht-e Reza cemetery to deliver a speech. Hasan Ejarehdar was head of the security guards of the rostrum on which the spiritual leader of Shi’a Muslims was seated.

He joined the Islamic Revolutionary Committees, and after the establishment of Islamic Republic Party, he became a member of the Central Council of the party at the behest of Ayatollah Dr. Beheshti. There, he was in charge of taking minutes at the meetings.

He was also editor in charge of the Islamic Republic Party’s publication, called Orvatol Vosqa.

On June 1981, Ejarehdar rushed to help victims of Golbaft Earthquake, and returned home just one night before the bombing of the Islamic Revolution Party’s headquarters.

Finally on June 28, 1981, Ejarehdar was martyred, along with 72 officials including ministers and members of parliament, after a bomb ripped through the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party in Tehran.