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


[Newspaper:] Mizan

[Date:] Wednesday 26 Azar 1359 [17 December 1980]

[Issue No:] 80


“And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance, that you not transgress within the balance.[1]


Masked Individuals Murdered a Husband and a Wife


Mizan Correspondent-: Birjand: During the night, some masked individuals attacked a residential home in the village of Nook, 32 kilometer from Birjand, murdering the landlord,a 62 year old farmer , killing him with blows from a club and fists and setting his wife on fire. She also passed away due to the depth of her burns though she reached the Imam-Riza Hospital in Birjand. The murdered were Mohammad-Hosein Ma‘asumi and Lashkar [Shakar Nesaa] Sahragard who were living there as farmers and who used to live in this village for many years.

The matter of this atrocious killing is being handled by the Investigation Office of the Public Prosecutor of Birjand.








[1] [Quran: 55:7 & 8]