[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 13/2/1361, 9 Rajab 1402 [3 May 1982]

[Issue No:] 11577

[Page:] 18

 

National News

 

Pursuant to a ruling of the Islamic Revolutionary Court

10 Monafeqs[1] and one of the leaders of the perverse Baha’i sect were hanged in Mashhad

 

Mashhad - Kayhan correspondent – The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad announced that 10 militants of the People’s Mojahedin [Organisation] and one of the active members and leaders of the perverse Baha’i sect were hanged in the presence of the families of the martyrs and wounded in Mashhad…

 

 [Names of the Mujahedin redacted]7- Azizollah Golshani, son of Rahmatollah, for the crime of teaching and promoting the anti-Islamic ideology of Baha’ism in the country of the Islamic Republic [of Iran], and promoting the expansion of this belief  outside the country by his son, and the spending the Muslims’ Bayt al-Mal[2] money on strengthening the interests of Baha’ism and the conversion of Muslim people, and assisting the Baha’is financially from Muslims’ Bayt al-Mal money, helping the Zionist usurpers, traveling to Israel, and promoting the Baha’i Faith among his students, writing anti-Islamic articles such as the article, “Why I accepted Baha’i Faith.” Therefore, he is regarded as an apostate and a corruptor on earth, and sentenced to death.…

 

 

 

[1] [Monafiq (stirrers of sedition):  Referred to members of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran]

[2] [Bayt al-Mal is an Arabic term that is translated as “House of money” or “House of Wealth.” Historically, it was a financial institution responsible for the administration of taxes in Islamic states, particularly in the early Islamic Caliphate]