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


[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 29 Mehr 1360 [21 October 1981]


Discovery of the Hideout of Baha’is in Tehran

The Basij [Mobilization] Headquarters of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard has issued an announcement further to discovering a Zionist network of Baha’is, a number of documents, and the arrest of two of their leaders. The following is the content of the circular:

In the Name of God – the warriors, the brave martyr-nurturing people of Iran, know that, after the holy revolution of the Islamic Republic under the leadership of Imam Khomeini, efforts were made to block enemies of Islam and the Fifth Column, and other anti-revolution groups. Great efforts were made to block a very dangerous group among them, leaders and active members of the Baha’is. As a result of those efforts, in the month of Esfand 1359 [February-March 1981] the activity centre of Baha’is was discovered in Tehransar, and the owner of the house—fugitive Colonel Abdollah Mogharrebi—along with documents found, were conveyed to the imam’s committee. Thereafter, in relation to this issue, other homes were discovered in Saeedabad, Shahriyar, Bargh Alstoum Avenue, Azadi Street, and surrounding gardens in Feiz Garden, and two individuals were arrested and transferred to prison.

In the same circular it was stated that fugitive Colonels Mogharrebi, Keinejad, and Ataollah Haghighi, whose whereabouts had not been known, were arrested by Mostazafan guards in Tehransar on 26 Mehr 1360 [18 October 1981]. Various documents and Baha’i books were found in their hiding place, and in its basement there were papers showing that they had connections with the court of the shah, his family and friends.