In Iran, seven more leading figures of the Shah's administration were executed on Monday (March 5).
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Background: In Iran, seven more leading figures of the Shah's administration were executed on Monday (March 5). Their bodies were shown to newsmen.
SYNOPSIS: The latest executions bring to at least twenty-two the number of officials who have been killed since the overthrow of the Shah. The 'Voice of the Revolution' radio in Iran said Monday's executions included four generals and a Kurdish deputy.
The broadcast said all seven were shot by firing squad after being sentenced by revolutionary Islamic courts. It did not say where the men had been executed. Most have been carried out on the roof of the Ayatollah Khomeiny's military headquarters in Iran's capital, Teheran. Among the men here was a former Iraqi citizen who had become a deputy for Kurdistan.
Last year, he led an armed raid on horseback to break up an anti-Shah demonstration. Two generals, both presidents of military tribunals which tried political prisoners, were also shot. So, too, were the former military governors of two cities in which some of the bloodiest army action took place -- Tabriz in the northwest, and Mashhad in the northeast.
The others were said by the radio broadcast to have been a former Teheran prison governor, and a man who was described as a torturer in Savak, the Shah's secret police. So far, all the proceedings of the Revolutionary Islamic courts have been held in secret.