[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:] 25 Tir 1359, 3rd Ramadan 1400 [16 July 1980]

[Issue No:] 11046

[Page:] 3

 

[Photos of Executed individuals]

9 individuals executed by [order of] the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Justice of Tabriz positioned from left to right are: [names redacted], Yadollah Astani, Dr Framarz Samandari

 

On behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Justice

Reasons for the execution of 14 sentenced individuals in Tabriz was announced

 

Tabriz - Kayhan Correspondent - On behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Justice in relation to the execution of 14 condemned individuals, a notice has been issued .It states as follow:

 

In the Name of God

 

The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Justice of Tabriz after investigating the case of some of the accused by its Office for Prosecution, delivered its decision as follows:

  1. Dr Faramarz Samandari, son of Mir-Agha, head of the Assembly of the Baha’is of the Eastern, Azerbaijan was accused of effective collaboration with the corrupt Pahlavi regime, the dissolved SAVAK[1], cooperation with the occupying regime of Israel and the International Zionism, forwarding reports, cultural information, political, geographical, military, collecting and forwarding money and financial support to the criminal government of Israel, fighting against Islam and Muslims by direct assistance to Israel, dissemination of immoralities, taking arms against God and the Prophet of God and declaring he was the one spreading corruption on earth.
  2. Yadollah Astani, son of Ahmad, head of the Assembly of the Baha’is of Tabriz, was accused of effective collaboration with the degenerate Pahlavi regime, and the dissolved SAVAK (which was suppressing the Muslim fight), spreading obscenities, ungodly, direct cooperation with the occupying regime of Israel and the International Zionism to repress the meek and noble Muslims, forwarding detailed reports and cultural and political, geographical and military, as well as collecting and sending money and financial assistance to Israel,[inciting] revolt against Islam and Muslims, also repeated travels to Israel to carry out sinister Zionist plans, taking arms against God and the Prophet of God, and declaring he was the one spreading corruption on earth.
  3. [The rest of names are redacted]

 

[1] [Acronym: “National Intelligence and Information Agency”, The intelligence Agency in Pahlavi regime]