Zahra Ahmadizadeh was born in Abadan, southwestern Iran, in 1955 to a religious, middle-class family. Her political activities started during the 1979 anti-monarchical revolution.
She became familiar with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) through her studies. Zahra participated in anti-Shah demonstrations and was active in copying and distributing the biographies of martyred PMOI members.
She came into contact with the PMOI base in Abadan after the 1979 revolution and participated in the PMOI’s educational classes. Her main responsibility was to copy and distribute PMOI statements.
When the PMOI’s leader Massoud Rajavi was running for president, she helped in the election campaign by preparing posters and announcements through the night. When Khuzestan Province was flooded, she was one of the team leaders to help flood victims.
She went to Tehran in 1980 and participated in the major rally on June 20, 1981, against the new regime’s dictatorial practices.
After the clerical regime’s repression reached new heights, she went underground, like other political activists. On September 27, 1981, she participated in the rally in which Iranians chanted, “death to Khomeini” for the first time. Those with her said she had played a very effective role in the rally and that she had said she would “never be taken prisoner.”
She died during the regime forces’ crackdown on the September 27 rally.
After four decades, Iranians still remember the chants of “death to Khomeini” on that historic day with the images of innocent young men and women such as Zahra Ahmadizadeh.
She will never be forgotten.