Iranian Firing Squad Executes Jewish Businessman Habib Elghanian

Iranian Firing Squad Executes Jewish Businessman Habib Elghanian

Habib Elghanian
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In Iran, a Jewish businessman named Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad. He was president of the Tehran Jewish Society and is regarded by many as the symbolic head of Iran's Jewish community during the 1970s.

After the Islamic Revolution, Habib Elghanian was arrested on charges of spying and corruption, "contacts with Israel and Zionism," "friendship with the enemies of God," "warring with God and his emissaries," and "economic imperialism."

He is found guilty by an Islamic revolutionary tribunal and sentenced to death. Habib Elghanian's execution causes most of the 100,000 member Jewish community of Iran to start leaving.

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