[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Sunday, 27 Tir 1361 [18 July 1982] - 26 Ramadan 1402

[Issue No.:] 11628

[Page:] 15

 

Two Zionist and Munafeq Were Executed in Shiraz

Shiraz - Kayhan Reporter - Two Zionists and Munafeq were executed by order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz.

These two, who are Mohammad Mehdi Golestani Fard, the son of Nazar Ali, and Abbas-Ali Sadeghipour, the son of Reza, were condemned to execution by order of the Revolutionary Court and with the endorsement of the Supreme Judiciary Council; the order was carried out last Thursday evening.

According to the court notice, Mohammad Mehdi Golestani Fard, son of Nazar Ali, was a member of the Munafiqin (stirrers of sedition) Organization of Shiraz.

The retired Colonel Abbas-Ali Sadeghipour was the son of Reza from Najaf Abad; he was a resident of Shiraz. His crimes are announced as follows:

[Being] an active member of the Baha’i [faith] and being the military prosecutor of military courts during the Taghut’s regime [Pahlavi regime], the representative of Hojabr Yazdani and Sabet Pasal—two well-known, corrupt Baha’is—[being] director of security of the pasteurized milk factory, making many trips [abroad] to spread the perverse Baha’i sect, which included travelling to Italy, Israel and the United States of America on behalf of the executed Colonel Vahdat, and after the Revolution he went to Tabriz, [where he was active] in the Muslim People’s Republic Party[1] [or Islamic People’s Republican Party].

 

 

 

 

[1] IPRP; Persianحزب جمهوری خلق مسلمان ایران, romanized: Ḥezb-e jomhuri-e ḵalq-e mosalmān-e Irān) was a short-lived party associated with the Shia Islamic cleric Shariatmadari. It was founded in 1979 during the Iranian Revolution as a "moderate, more liberal counterweight" to the theocraticIslamist Islamic Republican Party (IRP) of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and disbanded in 1980.