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


[Newspaper:] Jomhoury-e Eslami

[Date:] Thursday, 4 Tir 1360 [25 June 1981] – 22 Sha’ban 1401

[Issue No.:] 594

[Page:] 4


In Tehran and Four Other Cities: 13 Zionist Spies, Rioters, Smugglers and Murderers Were Executed by Firing Squad.

Last night the Public Relations Department of the Islamic Central Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office issued the following announcement regarding the execution of five Mofsede-fel-arz [spreaders of corruption on the earth]:

In the Name of God – “They will have from Hell a bed and over them coverings [of fire]. And thus do We recompense the wrongdoers.” (Surah Aaraf – Verse 40)

The heroic, Muslim people of Iran are hereby informed that, following the persistent and continuous endeavours of the central revolutionary prosecutor of the Islamic Republic during day and night, to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of brutal killings and beatings of innocent people who believe in velayat-e-faqih [guardianship of Islamic jurists] during the recent clashes, one of the Mofsedin-e fel-arz  and Muharebin [fighters] against God and the Prophet, whose guilt was proven to the Court, and was found rebellious against Islam and Muslims by the explicit commandment of the Qur’an, was sentenced to be executed, along with four devotees of the past traitorous regime and the defenders of Zionists and collaborators of the regime that have occupied Quds. The verdicts issued were executed on the evening of Tuesday, the second of Tir [23 June], inside Evin Prison and the guilty parties succumbed to the firing squads. The names and offences of those executed are announced as follows: … 

… 2- Badiollah Farid, son of Bozorg, who was a collaborator of the criminal Zionism. [He] was found guilty on charges of: membership in the spiritual feasts committee and the committee for Region Seven of Tehran; membership in the illegal commission of the perverse sect which helped the regime that has occupied Quds [Israel], and was active against the regime of the Islamic Republic; travelling to the [United States of] America and England and contacting the leaders of the perverse sect; writing an article about the knowledge and action in the perverse sect, and financial assistance to the seditious regime that has occupied Quds [Israel]; and was found to be a Mohareb ba Khoda [fighter against God], and [therefore] sentenced to death.   

3- Yadollah Poustchi, son of Gholam Hossein, a member of the leadership staff of the perverse sect, on charges of: collaboration with the regime that has occupied Quds; several trips to foreign countries and abundant financial assistance to strengthen that regime for conspiracy against the regime of the Islamic Republic; and his full and unrestrained support of the perverse sect. He was found to be a Muhareb ba Khoda [fighter against God] and was sentenced to death.

4- Masih Farhangi Sabet, son of Abdol-Rahim, member of the leadership staff and one of the active administrative heads of the perverse Zionist sect in the continent of Asia, for espionage for the benefit of international Zionism and having intelligence relations with the Zionist country that has occupied Quds; making several trips to different cities in the world to mislead Muslims and to attract [their] attention to the perverse sect; reporting to Haifa; acting against the order of the regime of the Islamic Republic; and total support of the ludicrous crimes of the regime that has occupied Quds. He was found to be a prominent element of Mohareb ba Khoda, and rebellious against the Islamic government, and was sentenced to death.

5- Varqa Benaian [Tebyanian], son of Ghorbanali, for effective and sacrificial activities in the administration of the perverse Zionist sect; mental and financial sustenance of this sect towards the propagation and strengthening of its anti-Islamic ideology; having relationships with the mercenary Zionist elements and spying for global Zionism, providing financial and material assistance to the regime that has occupied Quds. He was found to be a Mofsed-e fel-arz and, based on being Mohareb ba Khoda, rebellious and apostate, was sentenced to death.

It is hoped that the Islamic Republic, the major desire of the martyrs of the Revolution, will be cleansed of the obstructions created by such mercenary parasites, and the path to exporting the true Islam to the world will be prepared.  

Public Relations Office of the Central Revolutionary Prosecutor of the Islamic Republic