Martyr Hasan Askari

Name: Hasan Askari

Date of Birth: 1943

Place of Birth: Lasht-e Nesha

Date of Martyrdom: August 26, 1981

Place of Martyrdom: Kachesfahan

Marital Status: Married (father of a child)

Hasan Askari was born in 1943 in Lasht-e Nesha district in northern Gilan province. He completed his primary studies in his birthplace and then moved to Astaneh Ashrafiyeh to study in Seminary. Then he went to Qom to further his religious studies in Qom hawza. There he attended the teaching sessions of great Muslim scholars and became acquainted with thoughts and ideas of Imam Khomeini. Engrossed by the noble character of Imam Khomieni, Askari embarked upon his political activities and played an important role in the enlightenment of the public opinion against the brutalities of Pahlavi regime. He was present in Feizieh School when the Shah’s forces attacked it.

After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Hasan Askari became actively involved in different areas and became Imam Khomeini’s representative in Construction Jihad (Jihad-e Sazandegi) and headed the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee in Kuchesfahan.

When the Iraqi imposed war on Iran broke out, he voluntarily rushed to the warfronts and fought shoulder to shoulder with his fellow patriots against the Iraqi Ba'ath regime.

He was killed by Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK, a.k.a. MKO and PMOI) members on August 26, 1981, in his home.