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[Newspaper:] Jomhouri Eslami

[Date:] 24 Tir 1359 [15 July 1980]

[Issue No.:] 324

[Page:] 4


Announcement and Orders about the Revolution’s Affairs

14 people who were spreading corruption on earth were executed in Tabriz. Seven of them were sentenced to execution by order of Ayatollah Khalkhali

Tabriz – The reporter for the Islamic Republic: The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz, after investigating the records of a few of the accused in this prosecutor’s office, explained its decision as follows:

1- Dr. Faramarz Samandari, son of Mirza-Agha, chairperson of the Assembly of the Baha’is in Eastern Azerbaijan, accused of effective cooperation with the corrupt Pahlavi regime, the dissolved SAVAK, the government of Israel and international Zionism, spreader of corruption on earth, has been sentenced to execution.

2- Yadollah Astani, son of Ahmad, chairperson of the Assembly of the Bahais of Tabriz, accused of cooperation with the decayed Pahlavi regime and the dissolved SAVAK, suppression of Muslims, cooperating with the corrupt government of Israel, and revolting against the Muslims, has been   sentenced to execution ...