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 passed her studies and became actively involved in the anti-Shah revolutionary activities. 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 revolution, attending tribal areas and reaching out to the poor. There, she also played the role of raising the people’s awareness regarding the principles of the Islamic Revolution and the anti-revolutionary grouplets who set their hearts on annihilating the fledgling Islamic 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 Iran’s West Azerbaijan 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 ramped up her religious and cultural activities. She got married in April 1982 and resided in Mahabad with her husband. Nasrin was a devout 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.

On Saturday 25 December 1982, Nasrin and her husband along with a number of their friends attended a religious session. On their way back home, terrorists of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan fired off a fresh volley of gunfire on their car killing Nasrin.


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