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


[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Wednesday 22 Ordibehesht 1361 – 18 Rajab 1402 [12 May 1982]

[Issue No.:] 11576

[Page:] 16


Two spies of the Zionist regime were executed in Urmia.

Urmia – According to the decision of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Urmia, two individuals guilty of acting against the Islamic Republic [of Iran], and spying for the usurper Israeli regime, and two others guilty of adultery, were executed in this city.

The Public Relations Office of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Urmia released the following statement:

In the Name of God,

The Muslim and attentive  people of Urmia are hereby notified that four individuals were executed, including [two Baha’is], namely Agahollah Tizfahm, son of Kheirollah, and Jalaliyyeh Moshtaiel Uskuie, son of Mohammad, who were found guilty of espionage, acting against the Islamic Republic [of Iran] in the interest of the usurper regime of Israel, sending financial aid to that country[Israel], formation of Baha’i Assemblies, perversion of the minds of the youth, distortion of divine verses [of Quran], meeting with Zionist spies and attending international Baha’i gatherings and meetings. They were sentenced to death by order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Urumia and confirmed by the Supreme Court, and their assets and properties were confiscated.

… The sentences were executed on 19 Ordibehesht 1361 [9 May 1982] and 20 Ordibehesht 1361 [10 May 1982].