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The Execution of Habib Elghanian

A prominent Jewish businessman was executed in Iran on 9 May 1979. He was just one of hundreds of Iranians killed on the orders of revolutionary courts in a wave of executions.

On 9 May 1979 a prominent businessman was executed in Iran. He was just one of hundreds of Iranians killed on the orders of revolutionary courts which targeted people with links to the former Shah. But the death of Habib Elghanian in particular sent fear through the country's Jewish community. His cousin Fereshteh Victory remembers.

(Photo: Habib Elghanian)

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Thu 8 May 2014 07:50GMT

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