IRGC’s first female commander passes away
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Khalid Kazimov– Trend:
Marzieh Hadidchi (Tahereh Dabag), a founder of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the first Iranian female who commanded an IRGC division has died aged 77.
Marzieh Hadidchi who was hospitalized earlier this week due to heart issues, passed away this morning, Iranian media outlets reported.
She was appointed as the IRGC commander in western province of Hamedan after organizing the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps following Iran’s revolution in 1979.
She later served as the head of the women’s prison in Tehran, and as a lawmaker.
Marzieh Hadidchi who is also known as Tahereh Dabag was also a member of a delegation appointed by the then leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, to convey his message to the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980s.