Martyr Qasem Azar Arjmand

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.‎