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


[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 18 Shahrivar 1359 [9 September 1980]

[Issue No:] 16234

[Page:] 2


7 Spies Executed in Yazd


Yazd - The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Yazd condemned to death and executed 7 individuals [accused of] spying against the government of Islamic Republic of Iran. The decision was made after consideration of the submissions from the National Archives [and Library] of Iran regarding the gathering of this group in an espionage unit.  In accordance with the [court] order, [the sentence] was carried out yesterday at dawn.


The names of those who were executed are as follows: Ezzatollah Zabihian [Azizollah Zabihian], son of Asadollah - Fereidoun Faridani, son of Goshtasb - Nourollah Akhtar-Khavari, son of Kaykhosrow - Abdol-Vahhab Kazemi[-Manshadi], son of Hosein - Jalal Mostaghim, son of Abdol-Vahhab - Mahmoud Hasanzadeh, son of Mohammad, and Ali Motahhari, son of Hosein.