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[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Saturday, 12 Ordibehesht 1360 [2 May 1981]

[Issue No.:] 16417

[Page:] 11


Three Spies of Global Zionism Were Executed in Shiraz

Shiraz- Reporter for Ettelaat

The day before yesterday, three spies of global Zionism were executed in Shiraz

After the execution of these three spies, the public relations department of the Shiraz Islamic Revolutionary Court issued the following statement:

Global Zionism has lost three of its agents. On Thursday, three of the agents of global Zionism in the area, which included Colonel Vahdat, a dangerous spy and important agent of Zionism in Iran and abroad, were executed by order of the Shiraz Islamic Revolutionary Court.

These three individuals were: [1] the retired Colonel Yadollah Vahdat, son of Mokhtar [2] Sattar Khoshkhou, son of Ali; [3] Ehsanollah Mehdi-Zadeh, son of Khan-Agha. Some of the allegations and crimes of the aforementioned individuals are as follows:

  1. Activity and endeavour in the path of strengthening the evil Pahlavi regime; 2- Membership in the spy organization of West Asia, related to imperialism and Zionism; 3- Highly active membership in the Zionist Baha’i administration; 4- Control over the religious scholars and the clergy in Shiraz during the Revolution; 5- Activity to expand the culture of godlessness, especially among rural residents and innocent clansmen; 6- Endeavouring to open the grave of a Muslim in order to send the remains to Israel in collaboration with those loyal to the previous regime, such as the governor of the time and the high imam of the Shahcheragh Threshold:7- Relationship with sensitive elements of global imperialism, such as Brand Scott, a close colleague of Jimmy Carter, previous president of the United States; 8-Distributing monies received from Haifa (Israel) in order to spread godlessness and enmity toward Islam; 9- Creating anarchy and turmoil in order to advance the ominous goals of Zionist Baha’ism in the area; 10- Relationships with foreign countries, such as Britain, India, Kuwait, and Israel in connection with spying matters through numerous trips; 12- Openly insulting and condemning the Great Messenger (peace be upon Him) and the pure imams, and offending what Islam holds sacred; 13- Planning for relocation and propaganda, etc., in different parts of the country, including the provinces of Fars, Boushehr, Kohkilouyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Isfahan, Yazd, Kerman, and Azarbaijan, and tens of other crimes.

Therefore, after several days of trial, an order of execution and confiscation of property, with the exception of one residence and its furniture for use by their family, was issued. Upon approval by the Supreme Court, the order was carried out at 7:00 p.m,.on Thursday, 10 Ordibehesht.