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[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Monday 1 Azar 1361-6 Safar 1403- 22 November 1982

[Number:] 11730

[Page:] 4

 

An agent of Zionism was executed in Shiraz

 

Shiraz- Kayhan Correspondent- According to the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz, and confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Court, Ziaollah Ahrari, son of Jalal, [who was] thirty eight years old, was found guilty of being a militant infidel and spreading corruption on earth and was therefore sentenced to execution.  The sentence took place last night in Shiraz.  According to the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Shiraz, the aforementioned was one of the active members of the perverse sect of Baha’is and according to his own explicit confession, has, since year fifty five (1355) [1976/1977] been an active member of the [Baha’i] administration of the “Pioneering and Support Committee” and has attended conferences of the regional council and has requested a loan to establish the assembly of the village of Nasrabad. He has been striving to oppose and destroy the Holy Islamic Laws and was not ready to repent.