Kazem Shariatmadari , who was isolated

In April 1982, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh was arrested on charges of plotting with military officers and clerics to bomb Khomeini’s home and overthrow the state. Ghotbzadeh denied any intentions for Khomeini’s life and claimed he had sought to change the government, not overthrow the Islamic Republic.Under the torture, he also implicated Ayatollah Shariatmadari, who, he claimed, had been informed of the plan and had promised funds and his blessings if the scheme succeeded.