Marzieh Hadidchi

Marzieh Hadidchi Dabbaq
Member of the Parliament of Iran
In office
3 May 1996  3 May 2000
Constituency Hamedan
Majority 216,015 (28.55%)[1]
In office
28 May 1984  28 May 1996
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 878,298 (47.40%)[2]
Personal details
Born Tahere Dabagh
(1939-06-12)12 June 1939
Hamedan, Iran
Died 17 November 2016(2016-11-17) (aged 77)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Association of the Women of the Islamic Republic
Profession Politician, Military Commander
Awards Medal of Altruism (3rd Order)
Military service
Allegiance Iran Iran
Service/branch Revolutionary Guard Corps
Years of service 1979–1984
Commands Hamedan Crops
Battles/wars 1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran
Iran–Iraq War

Marzieh Hadidchi (Persian: مرضیه حدیدچی, 12 June 1939 – 17 November 2016), also known as Marzieh Dabbaq and Tahere Dabagh, was an Iranian Islamist activist, political prisoner, military commander in Iraq-Iran war, a politician and representative of Hamedan in the Iranian parliament in the second, third, fourth and the fifth Majles. She was also one of the founders of Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.

Early Activity

She started her political activities with the Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Saidi circle. She was arrested by SAVAK in 1972 and severely tortured. SAVAK also arrested and tortured her fourteen-year-old daughter (Rezvaneh Mirza Dabagh).[3]

She escaped prison by Mohammad Montazeri's efforts and went to London with a fake passport and after 6 months she moved to Lebanon, where she learned military tactics under supervision of Mostafa Chamran. She accompanied Ayatollah Khomeini during his exile in Paris.[4] [5] [6]

After revolution

After the revolution, she became the chief of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in Hamedan. She was one of the three messengers of Ayatollah Khomeini to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988.

She has been the representative of Parliament of Iran for three terms.[7][8] She had headed The Association of the Women of the Islamic Republic from 1987 until 2012.[9] She died on 17 November 2016 at Tehran's Khatam Anbia Hospital after long illness. She was buried on the following day in near Mausoleum of Khomeini in Behesht-e Zahra.


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