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

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 12 Ordibehesht 1360 [2 May 1981] - 27 Jumada t -Tania 1401

[Issue No.:] 11273

[Page:] 2

 

According to the Judgment of the Islamic Revolutionary Court

Three International Spies for America and Israel Were Executed by Firing Squad in Shiraz.

Colonel Vahdat, a Member of the Espionage Network of America and Israel, is Among Those Executed.

According to the judgment of the Islamic Revolutionary Court

Three international spies for America and Israel were executed in Shiraz.

Shiraz- Kayhan reporter - The judgment of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz about three agents of world Zionism and dangerous international spies was carried out the night before last. By their executions, world Zionism lost three of its agents.

The decision for the execution of these three, following a few days of court procedures, reviewing the files and hearing the statements of the accused, was issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz and after the approval of the Supreme Judiciary Council. It was carried out the night before last, and these three agents of Zionism were executed by firing squad. The public relations [office] of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz, in relation to the execution of these three, issued an announcement as follows:

 In the Name of God, the All Compelling, the Most Avenging

World Zionism lost three of its agents. On the date of 10 Ordibehesht [13]60 [30 April 1981], three agents of world Zionism in one area, among whom was Colonel Vahdat, the dangerous and important member of Zionism inside and outside of Iran, were executed following the judgment  of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz. Their names are:

1- Retired Colonel Yadollah Vahdat, son of Mokhtar

2- Sattar Khoshkhou, son of Ali

3- Ehsanollah Mehdi-zadeh, son of Khan-Agha

 

Some of the accusations and offences of the above-mentioned are as follows:

Efforts to strengthen the evil regime of Pahlavi; membership in the espionage organisations in western Asia in connection with imperialism and Zionism; active membership in the Zionist organisation of Baha’ism; controlling scholars and clerics of Shiraz during the Islamic Revolution; attempting to spread the culture of blasphemy and infidelity, especially amongst the naive farmers and tribes; efforts to exhume the body of a Muslim for the purpose of sending it to Israel, with the help of supporters of the previous regime (the governor general of the time); connection with important members of world imperialism, including; Brand Scott, the close associate of Jimmy Carter, the former president of America; spending money received from Haifa for spreading blasphemy and hostility towards Islam; creating disturbances and revolts to further the evil intentions of the Zionist Baha’ism in the area; connection with countries such as England, India, Kuwait and Israel for espionage activities during frequent travels; preparing statistics and detailed information on villages and tribal areas and sending them to Israel; insulting Bani-Akram (the prophet Mohammad’s family) and (Holy Imams) and Islamic sanctities; planning pioneering and teaching and other [activities] in different parts of the country, including the Provinces of Fars, Bushehr, Kohgiluyeh, BoyerAhmad, Isfahan,Yazd, Kerman, Azerbaijan and others, and tens of other offences.

Therefore, after a few days of court procedures, the decision of the court regarding the execution and the confiscation of the properties, except one residence and the furniture for one family, was issued. The decision on the execution was confirmed by the Supreme Judiciary Council and was carried out at 7:00 p.m. on 10 Ordibehesht [13] 60 [30 April 1981].