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[Newspaper:] Jomhoury-e Eslami

[Date:] Monday 25 Khordad 1360 – 12 Sha’ban 1401 - [15 June 1981]

[Issue No.:] 586

[Page:] 2


By order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, seven international Zionist spies were executed in Hamadan.

Seven international Zionist spies were executed in Hamadan.

Hamadan – Islamic Republic reporter – by order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Hamadan, seven persons were sentenced to death. After the approval of the Supreme Judicial Council, the judgment was carried out yesterday at 1:00 a.m. in Hamadan.  The names of those who were executed and were members of the perverse Baha’i sect are as follows:

1- Firouz Naiemi, son of Ali-Reza; 2- Mohammad-Bagher Habibi, son of Nour-Mohammad; 3- Naser Vafaie, son of Gholam-Ali; 4- Hosein Khandel, son of Yadollah; 5- Mohammad Habibi, son of Mohammad; 6- Hosein Motlagh Arani, son of Shokrollah; 7-Tarazollah Khozein, son of Fazlollah.

The crimes of the above-mentioned, as stated by Hojjatol-Islam Alami, Sharia judge of Hamadan, are as follows:


1- Active cooperation with the sinister Pahlavi monarchy; 2- Active cooperation with SAVAK, identifying revolutionaries and being loyal to SAVAK and its tortures; 3-Actively taking part in the espionage network of Zionism and sending huge amounts of money to Israel; 4- Attempting to dishonour the organizations of revolution and clergy, and sending letters lying about setting fire to residential properties, stealing furniture, etc.; 5- Plotting an uprising against the Islamic Revolution and sending telegrams to different cities for the purpose of taking refuge; 6- Direct connection with the fugitive capitalist Hojabr Yazdani; 7- Active involvement in spreading the flimsy Baha’i religion and having direct connection with the countries in Europe, America and Israel; 8- Hiding documents of the Assembly and burning them, and destroying expensive objects, accusing the warrior Muslims of looting them from the premises.