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


[Newspaper:] Islamic Republic

[Date:] Monday 25 Khordad 1360 [15 June 1981] - 12 Shaban 1401

[Issue No:] 586

[Page:] 2

Third year


Seven Zionist spies were executed in Hamadan

Hamadan—Islamic Republic reporter:  Following the verdict of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Justice - Hamadan, seven individuals were sentenced to execution.  After the approval of the Supreme Council, the verdict was enforced yesterday at 1:00 a.m. The names of the executed individuals are as follows: 

1. Firouz Naimi, son of Alireza Mohammad; 2. Mohammad Bagher Habibi, son of Noor Mohammad;  3. Naser Vafai, son of Gholamal;  4. Hosein Khandel, son of Yadollah;  5. Mohammad Habibi, son of Mohammad;  6. Hosein Motlagh Arani, son of Shokrollah;  7. Tarazollah Khozein, son of Fazlolah.  Their offences were announced by Hujjat al-Islam Aalami, Sharia judge of Hamadan, as follows:

Offences: 1. Active cooperation with the sinister Pahlavi Regime; 2. Active cooperation with SAVAK[i],by presenting revolutionary and committed individuals to SAVAK and torturing them; 3. Active cooperation in Zionist espionage and laundering significant currency to Israel; 4. Sending fabricated letters containing allegations such as the burning down the residences and theft of properties with the intention of bringing the clergymen into disrepute, etc.;  5. Conspiracy against the Islamic Revolution and by sending telegrams to various cities to take refuge; 6. Direct contact with the fugitive capitalist Hojabr Yazdani;  7. Active cooperation to proselytise the worthless Baha’i religion, and direct contact with European and American countries and Israel; 8. Personally hiding and burning documents and disposing of their valuables and then accusing the combatant Muslims of carrying out these acts.






[i] The former [Pahlavi] regime’s intelligence service