Mother Shamsi Ansari(Mother Panjeh Shahi)
Mother Shamsi Ansari, the mother of Panjeh Shahi, was born in 1314 (1935) in Tehran. Mother Panjeh Shahi, from the time her children started their struggle for freedom from the Shah’s regime, fought against the Shah’s regime like her children. Mother lost her three children Abdollah, Nasrin and Samin during the struggle against the Shah’s regime. When the Islamic Republic seized power, mother continued her political activism in relation to Organisation of Iranian People´s Fadai Guerrillas and opposed and fought against the Islamic regime. In the course of split in the Organization, Mother Panjeh Shahi became a part of that group of Fedaian mothers who had declared their allegiance to the minority faction and strived to organize the families of the dead and prisoners. Mother Panjeh Shahi played a significant role in organizing protest movements in defence of political prisoners. Mother Panjeh Shahi was among the mothers who from Esfand 1360 (Feb.-Mar. 1982), after the Islamic Republic murdered her son Jafar (Khashayar), continually visited the Khavaran Cemetery, without knowing where and in which unmarked grave her Jafar was buried.
Assadollah, another son of the Mother, was executed by firing squad by the Islamic Republic in the course of massacre of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison and buried in one of the unmarked mass graves in Khavaran. The Mother, until her sickness made her home-bound, actively participated in the groups of mothers and families in Khavaran and in their private relationships. Mother Panjeh Shahi deeply influenced the justice-seeking movement of families, especially the justice-seeking movement of the Khavaran Mothers. She died on 21 Bahman 1379 (09 Feb. 2001) at the age of 69 as a result of a heart-attack.
Abdollah Panjeh Shahi
Abdollah Panjeh Shahi, after the completion of his High School studies, joined the Teachers Training College in the field of Biology. He started his political activism against the regime of Shah at this College. He became a member of Organisation of Iranian People´s Fadai Guerrillas in 1354 (1975). After a while he became the person in charge of the Isfahan branch of this Organization and moved to that city. Abdollah was killed on 01 Ordibehesht 1356 (21 April 1977) in an unequal fight with the agents of Savak in Tehran.
Nasrin Panjeh Shahi
Nasrin Panjeh Shahi was born in a political family. She started her political activism from High School. In continuation of her political activism against the Shah’s regime, she joined the Organisation of Iranian People´s Fadai Guerrillas. Nasrin, together with her sister Simin and two other of her organizational comrades Ghazal Aayati and Abbas Houshmand, while she was no more than 18 years old, was besieged by the agents of Savak while leaving her house, and was killed on 10 Farvardin 1356 (30 March 1977) in an unequal fight in Tehran.
Simin Panjeh Shahi
Simin Panjeh Shahi was born in a political family. She started her political activism from High School. In continuation of her political activism she joined the Fedayin Khalq Guerrilla Organization. Simin, together with her older sister Nasrin and two other of her organizational comrades Ghazal Aayati and Abbas Houshmand, while she was no more than 17 years old, was besieged by the agents of Savak while leaving her house, and was killed on 10 Farvardin, 1356 (30 March 1977) in an unequal fight in Tehran.
Jafar Panjeh Shahi
Jafar Panjeh Shahi was born in a political family. His older brother Abdollah died in Ordibehesht 1356 (Apr. – May 1977) in Tehran in an encounter with the agents of Savak. Two of his sisters – Nasrin and Simin – lost their lives on 10 Farvardin of the same year (30 March 1977) in an encounter with the agents of Savak. Jafar, with an adopted organizational name of Khashayar, joined the Organisation of Iranian People´s Fadai Guerrillas in Farvardin 1356 (March-April 1977). He was organized in an operational team in Isfahan. This team was transferred to Ahwaz in 1357 (1978). Jafar suffered injuries as a result of explosion of hand grenades he was carrying with him. In the course of the great split in the Organisation of Iranian People´s Fadai Guerrillas in the spring of 1359 (1980), he joined its minority faction. On 23 Esfand 1360 (12 Mar. 1982), Jafar lost his life in an unequal fight with the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards. They buried him secretly in Khavaran, without notifying the place of his burial to his family.
Assadollah Panjeh Shahi
Assadollah Panjeh Shahi was born in a political family. Before the Revolution, he lost two sisters and one brother in their struggle against the Shah’s regime. His older brother was also killed by the Islamic regime in Esfand 1360 (Feb.-Mar. 1982). After the Revolution, Assadollah came in contact with the Organisation of Iranian People´s Fadai Guerrillas. After the split of the organisation in 1980, he joined the Minority Faction. The Organization established a printing press in Karaj Road. The building of the printing press was leased by Assadollah. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards attacked the printing press and arrested Assadollah. They tortured him in Evin Prison. The Islamic Republic hanged Assadollah in Shahrivar 1367 (Aug.-Sep. 1988) in the Gohardasht Prison in the course of massacre of political prisoners and buried him with hundreds of others in mass graves in Khavaran.