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[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Thursday 30 Mehr 1360 [22 October 1981] 23 Dhu l-Hijja 1401

[Issue No:] 11414

[Page:] 13


Discovery of a Hiding Place of the Zionist Baha’i Network

The Mostazafan’s Mobilization Headquarters of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Iran, following the discovery of a network of Zionist Baha’is, confiscated a series of documents and arrested two of the [Baha’i] leaders, and described its activities from Esfand 1359 [February 1981] to the present in a communique to Pars News, as follows:

The centre of Baha’i activities was discovered in Tehransar, in a house that belonged to the fugitive Colonel Abdollah Mogharrabi, [as well as] houses in Saidabad of Shahriar in Barq Alestoum in Azadi Street, and [a] garden surrounding the Bagh-e Feiz, where two individuals were arrested in this connection.

After the discovery of the hiding place of Baha’i books and documents on the 26th of the current month of Mehr [18 October] in Tehransar, where the mentioned documents and records were [ hidden in a wall, the relationship of Tehransar, Gonbad Kavous with the Imperial Court was revealed, based on these documents.

At Baha’is Hiding Place in Tehransar, Documents of Relationship of Baha’is with the Imperial Court Were Discovered:

A few days ago, through the Basij personnel of the Revolutionary Guards in Tehransar, documents of the relationship of Baha’is with the Imperial Court were discovered and the hidden documents of this Zionist network were found.

In Esfand of 1359 [February 1981] the activity centre of the perverse Baha’i sect in Tehransar was discovered, and the proprietor, who was a colonel by the name of Moqarrabi, deserted the place. Important documents were found in this house and were immediately handed over to the Central Committee. With regard to the gathering place of the Baha’is, other houses in Saeidabad, in Shahriar, in Barq Alestoum, in Azadi Street and in the surroundings of the Feiz Garden, were discovered. Two Baha’is, by the names of Keynejad and Ataollah Haghighi, were identified and actions for their capture are continuing.

A few days ago, following these incidents, with the efforts of two clergymen, two individual pasdars [guards] of Region 2, and Basijis of Tehransar, some documents and books belonging to the perverse sect were found inside the wall, and some documents were discovered inside the basement, which shows the direct relationship of the Baha’is of Tehransar and Gonbad Kavus with the Imperial Court. Also, guards discovered the Baha’is’ hiding place in this house.