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[Date:] Monday, 20 June 1983 – 8 Ramazan 1403
[Issue No:] 178 – volume 42
16 Baha'is executed
Sixteen members of the Bahai sect were executed this week in Iranian city of Shiraz.
According to a Bahai spokesman in London, 10 women were hanged on Saturday night following the execution of six men earlier.
The Bahai spokesman said the 16 underwent extensive brainwashing persuading them to give up their faith and accept Islam, but they preferred to die. – VOA
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