Noor Ali Tabandeh spiritual leader died at age 92
Noor-Ali Tabandeh (October 1927 – 24 December 2019) was the spiritual leader or Qutb of the Ni’matullah (Sultan Ali Shahi) Gonabadi Order in, which is the largest Sufi order. He was born in Beydokht, Gonabad, and died in Mehr Hospital on 24 December 2019 after two years of house arrest. During his time within the Ministry of Justice and working as an attorney, Tabandeh made considerable efforts to support the human and social rights of, for which he was imprisoned and suffered numerous persecutions. Since the 2018 crackdown of the regime on followers of the Gonabadi order, he was held under house arrest by the authorities.