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[In the interest of clarity, only sections and names pertaining to Baha’i individuals have been included.]
The Daily Kayhan
Single copy – 15 rial
25/4/1359 [July 16, 1980] – 3 Ramadan 1400 – No. 11046
[Mr. Faraz Samandari and Yadollah Astani]
Nine Individuals Executed by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tabriz from left to right:….. Yadollah Astani Shenavan, Dr. Faramarz Samandari
REASONS FOR THE EXECUTION OF 14 CONDEMNED [TO DEATH] IN TABRIZ WERE ANNOUNCED
TABRIZ- Kayhan reporter – The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz released an announcement in relation to the execution of 14 convicted individuals:
The announcement states:
In the Name of God, the Exalted
The Islamic Revolution Court of Tabriz: Subsequent to reviewing the charges against a number of accused persons, the court issues its decision as follows:
1- Dr. Faramarz Samandari, son of Mir-Agha, the head of the Baha'i assembly of East Azerbaijan, was convicted for active collaboration with the corrupt regime of Pahlavi and the dissolved SAVAK; collaboration with the government of the Israel—the usurper, and the International Zionism; sending reports of information, as well as cultural, political, geographical, and military intelligence; also, collecting monies and sending financial assistance to the criminal government of Israel, thus rising against Islam and the Muslims through direct collaboration with Israel, spreading prostitution and disbelief, waging war against God and His Messenger, and corruption on earth.
2- Yadollah Astani son of Ahmad, chairman of the Baha'i assembly of Tabriz, was convicted for active collaboration with the corrupt regime of Pahlavi and the dissolved SAVAK, with the aim to oppress the Muslim fighters, and spreading prostitutions and disbelief, direct relation with the government of Israel—the usurper, and the International Zionism, to oppress the liberated and wrongs Muslims, and sending detailed reports of information, as well as cultural, political, geographical and military intelligence to Israel; and collecting monies and sending financial assistance to Israel, thus rising against Islam and the Muslims, frequent trips to Israel to fulfill the ominous plans of Zionism, waging war against God and His Messenger, and corruption on earth.