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


[Newspaper:] Jomhouri-e Eslami

[Date:] Monday, 14 Shahrivar 1362 [5 September 1983] 27 Dhu'l-Qade 1403

[Issue No.:] 1236

[Page:] 2


By Order of the Central Islamic Revolutionary Court:

The Licences to Practice Law of 32 Perpetrators of International Zionism Have Been Revoked

The Islamic Revolutionary Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran has revoked the licences of some lawyers, for participating in the secret plans of international Zionism. In this regard, this announcement was published by the Central Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor's Office:

In the Name of God

The Islamic Revolutionary Court of the Centre was convened on 29 September to consider the request of the honourable public prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution regarding the revocation of the licences and prohibition of the employment of the Zionist members affiliated with the foreign Baha’i party. Considering the records, he made a decision as follows.

After review, and determination of the membership of the people mentioned below in the organizational staff of the party, and considering that:

  1. The organization, prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution, had worked hard to create cultural, political and economic corruption on behalf of the global corrupters, and was considered as the main consolidator of the hated Pahlavi regime, to the extent that the available documents [show] the late shah had chosen them to be trusted with his secrets and as his closest trusted advisers. Even in his absence, according to the official handwriting from this traitor that had been obtained, he entrusted the commander-in-chief, who was a Baha’i, to [make decisions for the country] on his behalf;
  2. [and that] this foreign-made organization, in the economic plundering of the country and the credited support of the usurping government of occupied Palestine, and the cooperation of the hated Pahlavi regime, like a destructive cancer, destroyed the economic affairs of the Muslim country and caused the spread of the material culture of the West and the expansion of prostitution by cooperation with Zionists;
  3. [and that] after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, this anti-human network has secretly and insidiously planned and implemented the secret plans of the hellish organization of the CIA, including the fabrication and dissemination of the pre-fabricated rumours by Zionist sociologists and psychologists, in accordance with every situation, as far as it has been within its power; and at the same time, it has attempted to worry and make the people distrustful about the regime of the Islamic Republic in the streets and public transport, etc. in the guise of Muslim, and with a deceptive and compassionate appearance;
  4. and that the members of this party, on the orders of the organization, and according to their confessions, have even monopolized the necessary goods of the people with the intention of weakening and overthrowing the Islamic Republic in a wartime situation;
  5. [and that] the sincere cooperation of these foreign organizations with foreigners was so valuable to their masters that, after the arrest of several of their leaders, [President Ronald] Reagan, the leader of the modern looters and criminals in the twentieth century, who ruled the destiny of the American people, stood up in their support, and the arrogant global media caused such a commotion at the international level, showing such sensitivity and compassion as it had not shown for any servant until now.

The court [therefore] agreed with the request of the Central Islamic Revolutionary Court to revoke the licences of  some members of this network to practice law, and thereby obliged the Bar Association to revoke their licences and announced a ban on their employment in all institutions of the Islamic Republic. The court also ruled that the Islamic Revolutionary Court and all relevant judicial officials should not allow these wretched and corrupt roots of the United States to continue, and declared that their evil should not continue. The names of these attorneys are as follows:

1 – Gholam-Hosein Azami, son of Kouchak; 2 - Fariborz Amjadi; 3 - Momtaz Esmailzadegan; 4 - Nosratollah Ighani; 5 - Rahmatollah Aghazadeh; 6 - Ahmad Badiei; 7 - Fereidoun Boroumand; 8 – Faezeh Towfigh; 9 - Seyyed Mehdi Javid; 10 - Manouchehr Haghighi; 11 - Abbas Jannatian; 12 -  Farhang Haghighatjoo; 13 - Iraj Khademi Eraghi; 14 - Hedayat Rahimi; 15 - Vahdat Saadat; 16 -  Badiollah Farid; 17 - Manoucher Ghaem-Maghami; 18 - Habibollah Ghods Jourabchi; 19 - Javad Ghoochani; 20 - Abolghasem Ghods; 21 - Abbas Kashef;  22 - Siyamak Kosari; 23 - Javad Ghoochani; 24 - Habibollah Golshani; 25 - Valiollah Mahab; 26  - Siyavash Moayyed; 27 - Reza Moyyaed Ghiasi; 28 - Azizollah Mamdouhi; 29 - Soroush Meshki; 30 - Bahram Yari; 31 - Mozzafar Yousefian; 32 - Bijan Shahriari Zavareh.