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Executions in Iran

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Nine Iranian members of the Bahai sect were executed in Tabriz last Wednesday after being convicted on charges of spying for Israel, according to a report by Teheran Radio monitored here.

According to the Teheran report, the nine who were labelled “Zionists” by Iranian officials, were executed on the orders of the Revolutionary Court of Tabriz “on charges of spying against Islam and Moslems and for the heretic government of Israel.”

Sources here said that in the past, victims of executions on charges of spying for Israel or for being “heretics” have usually been members of the Bahai sect. The chief temple of the sect is at Mount Carmel in Haifa.

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