Hojat-ol-Islam Taqavi was martyred in a terrorist attack on Iran’s parliament in June 2017.
Seventeen people were killed and more than 40 others injured in two attacks on June 7 that year, when gunmen attacked the parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini on Wednesday.
Hojat-ol-Islam Taqavi, the former managing director of the International Quran News Agency (IQNA) was among the martyrs.
The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the near-simultaneous assaults.
The Sunday night ceremony at IQNA’s pavilion in the exhibition was attended by Martyr Taqavi’s family and his colleges and friends.
It began with recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a speech by Mohamamd Hassan Qadiri Abyaneh, a political expert.
He said he knew Martyr Taqavi in person and said the current security in Iran is due to the sacrifices made by the martyrs of the Islamic Revolution.
Other speakers at the event, including the martyr’s fiends, elaborated on his character and his longing for martyrdom.