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

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Sunday 20 Tir 1361 [11 June 1982] - 19 Ramadan 1402

[Issue No:] 11624

 

Four Baha’i Operators of the Network of “National Uprising of Iran” Were Executed in Qazvin

Qazvin – Kayhan reporter:

Following the discovery of the so-called overthrow network of the Baha’is of Qazvin and surrounding area, called “National Uprising of Iran”!!, four active members of this network were executed, and their belongings were confiscated.

According to the statement of the Qazvin Office of the Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution, the executed individuals, by the names of Mohammad Mansouri, Jadidollah Ashraf, Manouchehr Farzaneh and Mohammad Abbasi, were active members of Bahaism in Qazvin, as well as in the assemblies of some other cities.   They were among the authorities and main operators of this network, which had also formed a small group in Qazvin by the name of “National Uprising of Iran”, and which, amidst vast propagation of Bahaism and encouragement of the youth to deviate from Islam, with their financial assistance, they were operating to supposedly overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran.  [Members of] this group considered themselves as followers of the House of Justice of Haifa and obeyed their orders; and they had direct and indirect connection with Israel.

These individuals were convicted and sentenced to death in the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Qazvin and the Supreme Islamic Revolutionary Court. The sentence against these four was executed in Qazvin.

In a related matter, Ghodratollah Shah Moahammadlu, Enayatollah Zarmakani, Hossain Solhparvar, Ali Allafzadeh Hosseini and Enayatollah Mafi, all with their families, converted to Islam and were released from prison …