[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

From: Head of the Aviation and Helicopter Services Organization

To: Finance Department

Subject:-----

 

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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Defense

Aviation and Helicopter Services Organization

 

Number: 9-9-137

Date: 5/8/1359 [27 October 1980]

Enclosure-----

 

Given that in accordance with the written endorsement of the Revolutionary Council number 83710,the Aviation, Helicopter Company of Iran was placed under the Ministry of Defense as the Aviation and Helicopter Services Organization as of 25/4/1359 [16 July 1980], and is now considered a governmental agency and in light of the written endorsement of the Revolutionary Council of the Islamic Republic, government employees must be followers of one of the religions that are officially recognized religions by the state, and since from the Islamic point of view Bahaism is not legitimate, Mr. Ali Sobhani's services are terminated effective 1/8/1359 [23 October 1980]. In the event that the above-mentioned should convert to Islam in the presence of one of the religious authorities, and attest [this fact] in one of the official national newspapers, the employment committee of the Aviation and Helicopter Services Organization will be in a position to review and decide on the reinstatement of his employment or compensation for his services.

This information should be communicated with the above-named.

On behalf of the Supervisor of the Aviation and Helicopter Services Organization

Morteza Morid

[signature over official stamp]

 

Tehran - [address]