[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] Ettelaat

[Date:] Sunday, 12 Ordibehesht 1361[2 May 1982]

[Issue No:] 16710

[Page:] 4


10 Monafegh[1] Terrorists Executed in Mashhad


By the order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad, ten Monafegh terrorists and one of the activists and leaders of the perverse Baha’i sect were hanged in Mashhad in the presence of families of the martyrs and the wounded…


…In addition, Azizollah Golshani, son of Rahmatollah, [accused of] the offense of propagating the anti-Islamic [faith] of Baha’ism within the country of the Islamic Republic and being an agent promoting the aforementioned faith outside the country through his children, as well as spending the monies of the Muslims’ Bayt al-Mal[2] to bolster the interests of Baha’ism and mislead Muslim individuals, helping Baha’ism by paying out monies from the Muslims’ Bayt al-Mal as salaries, assisting the government of the Zionist occupation, travelling to Israel, promoting Baha’i beliefs among his own students, and writing anti-Islamic articles such as the article, “Why I became a Baha’i.”…


Accordingly, these individuals were identified as enemies and anarchists and were sentenced to death.






[1]  Monafeghin (stirrers of sedition):  Refers to People’s Mujjahedin 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