Martyr Ali-Asghar Aqazamani

Ali-Asghar Aqazamani was born in March 21, 1952 in Naraq village, close to Mahallat in Markazi province into a hard-working religious family. He entered primary school at 6, before moving to Tehran along with his family at 9. Much admired for his brilliance and good temper during school years, Aqazamani managed to get a BA degree in accounting in 1974.

During school years, he had a great interest in reading Islamic books as well as attending Islamic sessions held in mosques and elsewhere. He also started religious circles to discuss various aspects of Islam with the youth.

Ali-Asghar played an important role in uniting university students under anti-Shah clerics. His resistance to Shah’s regime led him to find his way into Islamic and revolutionary activities of Ayatollah Dr. Beheshti and Ayatollah Dr. Mofatteh, the former assassinated by anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, a.k.a. MEK) and the latter by Forqan group.

He made efforts to establish a student organization after Majid Sharif Vaqefi, an MKO leadership member, was assassinated by the cult following his objections to the MKO’s drifts.

He also contributed to the Islamic Revolution by making relationships with Iranian students studying abroad as well as attending popular anti-Shah rallies.

Joined the Islamic Republic Party after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Aqazamani was appointed as the chief of the party’s student department. He also joined the student groups who travelled to Iran’s remote regions in order to reconstruct the impoverished regions. Aqazamani played an important role in developing the Literacy Movement.

He was appointed as the head of the office of the then parliament speaker Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Ali-Asghar Aqazamani was martyred on June 28, 1981 along with more than 70 other Iranian senior officials, as a result of a deadly blast by the MKO in the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party in Tehran.