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[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Tuesday, 20 Aban 1359 [11 November 1980] - 2 Muharram 1401

[Issue No.:] 11139


By Order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz: A Head of the Perverse Baha’i Sect Was Executed in Tabriz

Tabriz, Kayhan reporter – One of the collaborators of the detested Pahlavi regime and the head of the perverse Baha’i sect was sentenced to be executed in Tabriz by order of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz. The order was carried out last night.

His name was Reza Firouzi (son of Hasan) and his crimes were announced to be “misleading the thoughts and beliefs of the youth and the Muslim people of Iran”, “supervision of the perverse Baha’i sect”, “collaboration with the detested Pahlavi regime”, “explicit opposition to the Islamic government”, “sending monetary assistance to the occupying regime of Israel and collaboration with and spying for the Zionists”, and “amassing money and wealth in ways that are contrary to the sacred Sharia of Islam”.

The Court also confiscated all of the liquid and real estate assets belonging to him, his wife, and his children.