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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Wednesday, 3 Tir 1360 - 21 Shaaban 1401 - 24 June 1981

[Issue No.:] 16460

 

Five corruptors and fighters against God were executed

Last night, the Public Relations Department of the National Public Prosecutor’s Central Office of the Islamic Republic, in relation to the execution of five individual corrupters, issued the following information:

In the Name of God

It is brought to the knowledge of the heroic Muslim community of Iran: The follow-up efforts of the Central Revolutionary Magistrate’s Office of the Islamic Republic, by day and by night, for interrogation and trial of those who have caused the unmerciful killings, beating and injuring of the innocent people, the believers in the Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists, in the course of skirmishes in recent days, one of those spreading corruption on earth and fighting against God and His Messenger, whose guilt had become confirmed to the court, and according to the clear order of the Holy Qur’an, had become known as rebellious against Islam and Muslims, together with four of the leaders of the last criminal regime, defending Zionists, collaborators of the Israeli occupying regime, were condemned to death. The issued order was carried out on the evening of Tuesday, the second of Tir [23 June 1981] at the Evin Prison courtyard, executing the condemned. The names and the offences of those annihilated are as follows:

…2- Badiollah Farid, son of Bozorg, collaborator of the criminal Zionism, due to the crimes of being a member of the spiritual feast committee, the committee of region seven of Tehran, and a member of the legal commission of the perverse sect, who has been supporting the Israeli occupying regime, having activities against the regime of the Islamic Republic, travelling to America and England, communicating with the leaders of the perverse sect, having written an essay on gnosticism & action in relation to the perverse sect, making monetary contributions to the corrupt Israeli occupying regime and fighting against God, was sentenced to death.

3. Yadollah Poustchi, son of Gholam-Hosein, member of the leadership cadre of the perverse sect, due to the crimes of having collaborated with the Israeli occupying regime, having travelled extensively to foreign countries, making generous monetary contributions to strengthen that regime, plotting against the regime of the Islamic Republic, full and unconstrained support of the perverse sect, spreading corruption on earth and one of the well-known fighters against God, was sentenced to death.

 

4. Masih Farhangi Sabet, son of Abdol-Rahim, member of the leadership cadre and one of the active leaders of the Zionist organization of the perverse sect in the continent of Asia, due to having espionage activities in favour of international Zionism, having intelligence activities with the Zionist, Israeli occupying regime, having made many travels to many cities of the world with the aim of misleading the Muslim people and attracting favour with the perverse sect and reporting to Haifa, acting against the regime of the Islamic Republic, giving full support to the despicable crimes of the Israeli occupying regime, and thus becoming well-known as one of those spreading corruption on earth, fighting against God, and rebelling against the Islamic government, was sentenced to death.

5. Varqa Tebyanian, son of Ghorban-Ali, due to being recognized as having effective and sacrificial activities in the Zionist organization of the perverse sect, having made moral and monetary contributions to this sect for dissemination and strengthening its counter-Islamic belief, having relationship with the mercenary Zionist agents, espionage for international Zionism, giving economic and financial support to the Israeli occupying regime, becoming identified as [one of] those spreading corruption on earth and a notorious fighter against God, a rebel and apostate, was sentenced to death.

It is hoped that the Islamic Republic, this ideal of the masses of martyrs of the Revolution, will become cleansed of these obstructing mercenary parasites, and prepare the smooth path of emanation of the real Islam to the people of the world.

The Public Relations Department of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Islamic Republic