The strange fate of Ruhollah Khomeini’s companions after returning: From Qutbzadeh to Batavash

One of these people is Sadegh Qutbzadeh. Qutbzadeh sat next to Khomeini during the trip and devoted his student days to fighting the Pahlavi regime. In the foreign media, he was one of the most famous people around Khomeini who, after the revolution, did not get what he felt he was entitled to and fell out with those in power. Qutbzadeh, who was close to the Republic Party at first, became the head of radio and television (which at that time were not yet called Sed and Sima) and started to purge the opponents of the revolution. After some time, he also became a presidential candidate, but with very few votes, he left the field to Bani Sadr and withdrew. After losing the election, he slowly realized that he was leaving office. At some point, Qutbzadeh’s conversations were intercepted, and he was arrested. Qutbzadeh was released in the first detention due to the intervention of Seyyed Ahmad Khomeini. Qutbzadeh’s fiancee, Carol Jerome, claims in her memoirs that after being released from prison, Qutbzadeh’s friends asked him to leave Iran, and Qutbzadeh responded by saying, “This revolution was a nightmare that I created for this nation. “I am guilty; I will stay and face my fate.” A little later, the officers arrested Qutbzadeh again. On April 17, 1361, the news of the arrest of Qutbzadeh for the crimes of attempting a coup against the  Republic and assassinating Ayatollah Khomeini was announced. At that time, it was announced that the coup plotters had planned to assassinate Khomeini by burying a large amount of explosives around the house of Ayatollah Khomeini in Jamaran. Regarding the arrest of Qutbzadeh, Nouraluddin Kianuri says, “We became aware of Qutbzadeh’s conspiracy; therefore, we infiltrated two party officers, Colonel Attarian and Colonel Kabiri, in the coup headquarters.” We regularly deliver the news to Mr. Khamenei and Mr. Rafsanjani. We arrested Qutbzadeh just a few hours before the start of the coup. This information led to the execution of Qutbzadeh and the stripping of Ayatollah Shariatmadari’s clothes, and of course, the interesting thing is that the two soldiers who were reporting the coup of Qutbzadeh to Mohammad Rishahri were themselves executed in March of 1362 for the crime of membership in the Tudeh Party and by Rishahri’s own order. Some Iranian intellectuals were not happy with him. Among them was Mohammad Qaid, who nicknamed Qutbzadeh “Khormardrand” and wrote, “In popular terms, someone who thinks that others have eaten all the donkey’s brains and the phone is only in his own hand is called a rand man.” Quaid wrote about Qutbzadeh, “The dignified job that he grabbed in the air was jumping on the mast of the radio and television to ascend from that lofty place to the presidency of His Highness.” In the morning of the 23rd of Bahman, Fatihane entered the radio and television and closed the sword in an environment where people of his caliber were not accepted. In controversial speeches to its employees, he said, among other things, “Television belongs to Muslim people and should be barefoot in the direction of people’s thinking.” I am not one of those willows that trembles from those winds. I will get my monthly salary of 2500 tomans from the imam. The last figure Darvishane liked to repeat was the salary base of the government employee at the beginning of employment. He was a mixture of a warrior, a bandit, and Loti. An amalgam that played a great role in the history of Iran and practically made it It is as if it has just descended from the tailor shops of Paris and Rome. in addition to well-tailored jackets. Finally, Sadegh Qutbzadeh, one of the opponents of the Pahlavi regime and the fighters of the 1357 revolution, along with Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini in a French plane, who after the victory of the 1357 revolution held the positions of Minister of Foreign Affairs and the CEO of the National Radio and Television Organization of Iran and a member of the Revolutionary Council, were accused of conspiracy against the government. The Islamic Republic was established, and the conspiracy to assassinate Khomeini was executed.

Pages ( 1 of 3 ): 1 23Next »
February 4, 2023 | 4:48 pm