Kambiz Sadeghzadeh

Born: 1938

Abducted and missing in Tehran since 21 August 1980


Kambiz Sadeghzadeh was born into a Baha’i family.  After completing his high school education he obtained a medical degree from Tehran University.  Then in 1967, he travelled to the United States and specialised in Psychiatry.  He opened a medical practice and was very successful.  Later he returned to Iran and established a psychiatric medical practice in Tehran. After the commencement of the Islamic Revolution, he was elected to the Local Spiritual Assembly[1] of Tehran.  Due to his belief in the Baha’i Faith, he was often persecuted.  In late 1979 his home was attacked by a mob and his medical clinic was broken into several times.  He was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly[2] of Iran in 1980.

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 and Abdol-Hosein Taslimi, Ebrahim Rahmani, Hosein Naji, Manouher Ghaiem-Maghami, Ataollah Mogharrabi, Yousef Ghadimi, Bahiyyeh Naderi and Houshang Mahmoudi 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.