Martyr Nasrin Afzal

Nasrin Afzal was born in February 1960 in Shiraz. Her father was a retired employer of the Agricultural Department of Fars Province and her mother was a homemaker. She successfully passed her studies and became actively involved in the anti-Shah revolutionary activities under the guidance of her brother. She started wearing Islamic hijab during high school. Acquainting with the high character of Imam Khomeini, Nasrin tried to follow his instructions and put them into practice.

She started her revolutionary activities by taking down the picture of Shah in her high school and taking part in the rallies. She proceeded with her cultural activities after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, showing up in tribal areas and reaching out to the poor. There, she also played the role of raising the people’s awareness regarding the principles of Islamic Revolution and the anti-revolutionary grouplets who set their hearts on annihilating the fledgling Revolution.

As the days ensued, the Iraqi Ba’ath regime invaded Iranian borders. Nasrin with the help of her friends became involved in collecting the donations and sending them to the war fronts. After some time, she was sent as a cultural figure to Mahabad in Kurdistan Province. There, she helped the Iranian troops and worked as a teacher.

Having a great effect on her students, Nasrin received multiple death threats by the anti-revolution groups. She not only paid no attention to the threats, but increased her religious and cultural activities.

She got married in April 1982 and resided in Mahabad with her husband. Nasrin was an observant Muslim and was very careful of performing on time prayer. She also treated her parents with high respect. Although she spent a great deal of time in war-torn areas helping the casualties, she was very kind hearted and loved her husband. She was also very committed to the management of the household affairs.

On Saturday 25 December 1982 Nasrin and her husband along with a number of their friends attended a religious session. After that women got into a car and men got into another to take home. It didn’t take long that members of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan terrorist group raided the first car with bullets killing Nasrin.

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