This Day in Jewish History An Execution in Iran

Prominent Iranian businessman Habib Elghanian was executed after an Islamic court convicted him of being a 'Zionist spy.'

On May 9, 1979, Habib Elghanian, the most prominent Jewish businessman in pre-Islamic Revolution Iran, was executed by firing squad after an Islamic court convicted him of being a “Zionist spy” and of “making war against God and his Prophet.”