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Official Minutes of Proceeding
The Judiciary of Islamic Republic of Iran
In the Name of God
This is a true copy of the original
Chief clerk, Branch 9 of the Public Penal Court of Sari
Case number: K 63 – 244 Court Order Number: 486 – 4 Mordad 1364 [26 July 1985] Date of hearing: 4 Tir 1364 [25 June 1985]
Administered by: Branch 9 of the Public Penal Court 2 of Sari
Complainants: 1- Ziaollah Sabetian; 2-Faramarz Moghadasi-Rowhani; 3-Abdolbaghi Rowhani; 4-Houshmand Movaffagh; 5-Nourollah Sabetian; 6-Masiollah Sabetian; 7-Enayat Movaffaghi; 8-Heshmatollah Binaie; 9-Avaz-Ali Akbari; 10-Zekrollah Rowhani; 11-Hosein-Ali Rowhani; 12-Daryoush Movaffaghi; 13-Seyyed Mehdi Sadeghi – [all] residents of the village of Ivel.
Accused: 1-Khosrow Forouzandeh, son of Kheirollah; 2-Nad-Ali Fallahpour, son of Mohammad; 3-Abedin Molaie, son of Ali; 4-Ali Nourian, son of Abdollah; 5-Akbar Majidi, son of Ramezan; 6-Hosein-Ali Rajabi, son of Kheirollah; 7-Agha Gol Molaie, son of Babajan; 8-Seyyed Mahmoud Derakhshan, son of Seyyed Esmail; all inhabitants and residents of the village of Ivel.
Charge: Participation in pillage and intentional destruction [of property] and creating a public nuisance
Court Verdict: In this case, Mr. Khosrow Forouzandeh son of Kheirollah, 25 years old, teacher and resident of Sari, village of Ivel; 2-Nad-Ali Fallahpour, son of Mohammad, 25 years old, farmer; 3-Abedin Molaie, son of Ali, 60 years old; 4-Ali Nourian, son of Abdollah, 38 years old; 5-Akbar Majidi, son of Ramezan, 45 years old; 6- Hosein-Ali Rajabi, son of Kheirollah, 37 years old; 7- Agha Gol Molaie, son of Babajan, 56 years old; 8- Seyyed Mahmoud Derakhshan, son of Seyyed Esmail, 43 years old; are [each] accused of participation in plunder, pillage and intentional destruction and creating a public nuisance for the Baha’is of the village of Ivel. The allegations against the afore-mentioned, according to the enclosed reports and the statements of the Gendarmerie [Police] station and other circumstantial evidence are proven. Therefore, with respect to participation in plunder and pillage, in accordance with Article 132 of Discretionary Punishments, and Article 130 and 20 of Islamic Penal code, and Section G of Article 40 and Section 5 of Article 35 of the Islamic Penal code, each of the accused will be sentenced to two months’ (60 days) imprisonment under ta‘zir law, [sentence is] suspended for a period of 2 years; and with respect to intentional destruction [of property] and creating a public nuisance, in accordance with Article 126 under Discretionary Punishments, and Article 120 under Limit of Qisas and while taking into account Article 20 of the Penal Code, as well as Section G of Article 40 and Section 5 of Article 35 of the Islamic Penal Code, each of the accused are [required to cease] harassment and sentenced to one month (30 days) imprisonment [which is] suspended for a period of 5 years.
Sharia Judge of the lower court, Branch 9
[Ta‘zir (discretionary punishment): Punishment with maximum and minimum limits determined by law and judge, respectively.]
 [Qiṣaṣ: Retaliation, punishment in the same kind; the punishment of an injury by an act of the same kind, as an eye for an eye, a limb for a limb, etc.]