Amir-Hosein Naderi

Born: 13 May 1934, Yazd

Executed in Tehran on 28thSeptember 1987


Amir-Hosein Naderi was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing his primary and high school education, he attended Tehran University.  He then travelled to Lebanon and obtained a graduate degree in Hygiene and Nutrition from Beirut University.  After his return to Iran, he was employed by the Ministry of Health.  He resided in Kermanshah for eight years and then transferred to Tehran in 1963.  He married in 1969, and at about that time commenced further studies at an accounting establishment.  He was later appointed as a professor at that institution.  After the commencement of the Islamic Revolution, he was dismissed from his job for his adherence to the Faith.  In 1980, he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Tehran, and in 1982 he was elected to the third National Spiritual Assembly[2] of Iran.  Then after the disbandment of Baha’i Administration by the Islamic government, he was among those responsible for the affairs of the Friends in Tehran. 

Amir-Hosein Naderi was arrested on 11 September 1984, in a park in Tehran, while meeting with two other believers, Ardeshir Akhtari and Ehsanollah Ayadi.  His family was unaware of his whereabouts for 16 days before they discovered that he had been imprisoned in Gohardasht prison and then transferred to Evin prison.  After 2.5 years of imprisonment at Evin, in March/April of 1987 he was transferred to Gohardasht prison.  Shortly after, on 25 May 1987, he was transferred back to Evin prison.  During his imprisonment he was tortured severely.  Finally, on 28 September 1987, after three years of torturous imprisonment, he was executed, together with Ardeshir Akhtari.  The manner of their execution is unknown.  Their families were not informed of their execution until a few days later. Their bodies were not returned to their families; they were possibly buried by the authorities.


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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.