Alimorad Davoudi

Born: 1921, Khalkhal, Ardabil

Abducted and disappeared in Tehran on 11th November 1979


Alimorad Davoudi was born into a Bahá’í family.  After completing high school, he moved to Tehran and studied Philosophy and Education at Tehran University.  He worked for the Ministry of Education for several years and taught in schools in Sanandaj, Kurdistan and Zanjan.  He later returned to Tehran and obtained a PhD in Philosophy and Education from Tehran University. He then took up a position at the same university as a professor. He wrote and translated a large number of valuable books and articles on philosophy.  He was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly[1] in 1975 and became its secretary in 1978. 

On 11 November 1979, while walking in Laleh Park in Tehran, Alimorad Davoudi was abducted.  He was a member of the National Spiritual Assembly at the time of his abduction.


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[1]  National Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of each country, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Bahá’í community of that particular country.