Kazem Shariatmadari , who was isolated

However, the confession, extracted under torture, did not match Shariatmadari’s character and views as a pacifist. Shariatmadari’s son-in-law, who was accused of serving as an intermediary between Ghotbzadeh and the Ayatollah, was sentenced to a prison term, and a propaganda campaign was mounted to discredit Shariatmadari. Shariatmadari family members were arrested and tortured. According to a new book containing the memoirs of Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri, a leading player in the  government and the head of the Hadith University.