Parvaneh Peivastegan was born on April 27, 1962, in Tehran. She experienced a difficult childhood, and grew up watching people suffer. Nonetheless, she was hardworking and became one of the top students at her school.
During the anti-monarchic revolution in Iran (1978 and 1979), she played an active role in anti-Shah demonstrations. At school she continued to work hard, disseminating news, organizing exhibits, and creating wall newspapers. After the Iranian revolution, Parvaneh became acquainted with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
People who knew Parvaneh during this period cite a statement she made repeatedly: “A human being can serve as long as they are alive!”
Parvaneh’s activities in connection with the (PMOI/MEK) continued until September 27, 1981. On that day, at the peak of the regime’s repression and assassinations, young PMOI/MEK members and supporters dared to chant, “Death to Khomeini” in the streets.
Parvaneh Peivastegan was among those brave activists and was arrested. The regime’s repressive forces transferred Parvaneh to Evin Prison and executed her a few hours later. She was 19 years old at the time.