Name: Qasem Azar Arjmand
Date of Birth: August 31, 1956
Place of Birth: Langroud, Gilan
Date of Martyrdom: May 2, 1983
Marital Status: Married (father of a child)
Qasem Azar Arjmand was the second of eight children born into an Islamic religious family. He spent his primary, secondary, and high school education years in his birthplace, northern city of Langroud. At the same time and in order to lend a hand to his family, Qasem helped at his father’s fruit store. Sometimes he worked with his elder brother Mahmoud Azar Arjmand, who was also assassinated by terrorists, as a constructional worker.
Azar Arjmand was a faithful believer in Islam and an honorable teacher who dedicated himself to religious principles and had always had a very high opinion of the twelve infallible holy Imams. Qasem was a very good-tempered, honest, kind and virtuous teacher who was committed to serve all people.
When the anti-shah protests ramped up, Qasem Azar Arjmandy participated in the street protest rallies of Langroud, which led to his arrest and being beaten by Shah’s Imperial Guards.
In order to avoid being persecuted by SAVAK, Azar Arjmandi moved to Tehran in 1979 for a while, and then he went back to his birthplace ahead of the victory of Islamic Revolution.
In the wake of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and with the establishment of Islamic Society of Langroud, Qasem headed the society, where he spared no efforts in addressing people’s problems and needs. Roughly two years after the fall of Shah Regime and the victory of the Islamic Revolution, Qasem got married and later he became a teacher.
Azar Arjmandi along with his brother, Mahmoud, was very effective in hatching the plots of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and PMOI), and other leftist groups against the newly born Revolution.
On May 2, 1983, Azar Arjmandi was on his way back home when two MKO attacker riding on a motorcycle drilled bullets in his neck and heart.