Wilmette, Ill. — Two members of the Bahai faith were executed in Iran after two months of pressure failed to force them to convert to Islam, the Bahai National Center here reported.
A center spokesman said relatives accidentally learned of the executions of Sadullah Babazadih and Nasrullah Amini a week later. Both men were identified as members of the local Baha'i governing body in Khaniabad.
The Bahai faith, founded in Iran in the 19th century, is regarded as a heretical sect by Iran's fundamentalist Islamic leaders.
Bahai sources outside Iran have said more than 100 members have been either murdered or executed since the 1979 Islamic revolution.