Remembering Nosrat Goel, randomly executed in Iran

Forty-two years ago this week, a Jewish hairdresser pregnant with her fifth child was summarily  executed on trumped-up charges by the Ayatollahs in Iran. The journalist Karmel Melamed is keeping the memory of Nosrat Goel alive, along with that of  all the other Jewish  victims of this ruthless regime. Read Karmel’s  2021 piece in The Times of Israel:

Notorious ‘ hanging judge’ Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali

Mrs. Goel’s heartbreaking story was shared with me several years ago by her cousin, Mr. Asher Aramnia, a now 84-year-old Iranian Jewish businessman living in Los Angeles. Mrs. Goel’s nightmare began on July 3, 1980, when the Khomeini regime’s Revolutionary Guards thugs in the city of Shiraz randomly arrested her while she was working in a hair salon.

Aramnia said the regime’s thugs were looking for a infamous prostitute in Shiraz by the name of “Zahra” and when they could not locate the prostitute, they randomly arrested Mrs. Goel and claimed she was the prostitute they were required to find and arrested. At the time, Mrs. Goel and 23 other individuals the regime claimed were criminals were taken to Adelabad Prison in Shiraz and locked up.

She was supposed to be held and tried the next day before the regime’s religious court but unfortunately circumstances during that day turned for the worst when the regime’s notorious Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali arrived later on at the prison. Khalkhal was the regime’s infamous “hanging judge” who at the start of the revolution had been travel across Iran carrying out random executions of “drug offenders” and other “enemies of the new regime” he saw fit.

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