Abdol-Hosein Taslimi

Born: 16 November 1921, Qazvin

Abducted and disappeared in Tehran on 21st August 1980


Abdol-Hosein Taslimi was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing his primary and high school education in Qazvin, he obtained a degree in engineering from Tehran University.  He was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Tehran in 1959.  Three years later, in 1962, he moved to a suburb of Tehran and was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly there.  Later he was appointed by the National Spiritual Assembly[2] as the director of the Umana Company.  He was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of Iran a year before the commencement of the Islamic Revolution.

On 21 August 1980, the National Spiritual Assembly had a joint meeting with two Auxiliary Board members[3], Yousef Abbasian Milani and Heshmatollah Rowhani, to discuss the situation of the Baha’is imprisoned in Yazd and Hamadan.  At approximately 4 pm the meeting was raided by a number of Pasdars.  The members of the National Spiritual Assembly, including himself, Houshang Mahmoudi, Ebrahim Rahmani, Hosein Naji, Manouher Ghaem-Maghami, Ataollah Mogharrabi, Yousef Ghadimi, Bahiyyeh Naderi and Kambiz Sadeghzadeh, as well as the two Auxiliary Board members, were kidnapped.  They were never seen or heard from again.


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[1]Local Spiritual Assembly: a nine-member administrative body elected annually by the Baha’is of a particular area, tasked with overseeing the affairs of the Baha’i community of that area.

[2] 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.

[3] Auxiliary Board Members: group of individuals appointed by the Continental Board of Counselors for a five year term.  Their responsibility is to encourage individuals and strengthen Baha’i communities in their area of service - usually smaller regions within a country.  Auxiliary Board Members have a consultative role in relation to the Local Spiritual Assemblies.