As for the end itself, they hang the scorched and perforated bodies by their hands and feet to a tree head downwards, and now every Persian may try his marksmanship to his heart’s content from a fixed but not too proximate distance on the noble quarry placed at his disposal. I saw corpses torn by nearly one hundred and fifty bullets.”

– An Austrian officer, Captain Von Goumoens, referring to his witnessing of the torture of Babís, as quoted by Shoghi Effendi in God Passes By

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