Hassan Ayat

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Hassan Ayat
حسن آيت
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Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
3 May 1980 – 5 August 1981
Constituency Tehran
Member of Assembly of Experts
In office
15 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
Constituency Isfahan
Deputy Leader of IRP
In office
18 February 1979 – 18 February 1981
Leader Mohammad Beheshti
Preceded by New party
Succeeded by Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Personal details
Born (1938-06-24)24 June 1938
Najafabad, Iran
Died 5 August 1981(1981-08-05) (aged 43)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Islamic Republican Party
Alma mater Tehran University
Religion Shia Islam

Hassan Ayat (24 June 1938 – 5 August 1981) was an Iranian Shia theologian and politician. He was member of Islamic Republican Party and was served as Deputy Leader of Party from establishment of party in February 1979 until February 1981. He was member of Parliament of Iran in first assembly after Iranian Revolution and also member of 1st Assembly of Experts.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born on 24 June 1938 in Najafabad, Isfahan.[2] After spending time in studying elementary and secondary schools in Najafabad, He moved to Tehran for higher education and was graduated from University of Tehran. He was a classmate with Abulhassan Banisadr.[3] He was journalist from 1958 to 1965 and was worked in Ettela'at.

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Ayat was a member of Zahmatkeshan Party before Iranian Revolution but resigned from the party after the Revolution because Zahmatkeshan was an opponent to Ruhollah Khomeini. Ayat joined the Islamic Republican Party and became a member of its central committee.[4] He served as the Party's deputy leader from February 1979 until February 1981. He was elected as a member of Assembly of Experts for Constitution in Constitutional Convention election. After that, Ayat was elected as a member of Parliament from Tehran after defeating Abbas Sheibani in Legislative election of 1980. He was one of the candidates of the Islamic Republican Party for First Presidential election that was held in 1980 but withdrew two weeks prior to the election. He was one of the main leaders in impeachment of President Abulhassan Banisadr. He was opposed to the election of Mir-Hossein Mousavi as prime minister because he believed that Mir-Hossein Mousavi was a freemasonry agent who had penetrated in the political structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran to attempt the subversion of the Islamic government when the time is ripe. It is often stated that he was to submit to the officials the hard evidence he had gathered against Mousavi and his wife Zahra Rahnavard. He was martyred when he was on his way to submit the hard evidence by some in front of his house and the hard evidence is said to have been stolen in order to keep Mousavi from being removed forever.[5]

Assassination and death[edit]

At 8:02 am on 5 August 1981, five days after Hafte Tir bombing, Ayat was assassinated by People's Mujahedin of Iran in front of his house. He was killed after hit by 60 bullets.[6]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Hassan Ayat
  2. ^ Hassan Ayat (1938-1981)
  3. ^ Relations of Banisadr and Ayat
  4. ^ Asayesh, Hossein; Adlina Ab. Halim, Jayum A. Jawan and Seyedeh Nosrat Shojaei (March 2011). "Political Party in Islamic Republic of Iran: A Review". Journal of Politics and Law 4 (1). Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Why I didn't voted?, Hashem Sabbaghian
  6. ^ Assassinations in Revolution
Party political offices
Preceded by
New party
Deputy Leader of Islamic Republican Party
Succeeded by
Mir-Hossein Mousavi