[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]



Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Petroleum


Restructuring of Human Resources

Ministry of Petroleum


In the Name of God


And when you judge between people to judge with justice [1]

[Persian translation of the above verse]


Date 28/2/1361 [18 May 1982]

Number 116 - 7 - 29/8

Enclosure -----

Mr. Aziz[ollah] Ferdowsian-Mehdiabadi, father: Fath[ollah], mother: Nosrat, employee/worker number [redacted], birth certificate number [redacted], date of birth: [redacted], place of birth: [redacted]. According to the decision of the Preliminary Commission for Restructuring of Human Resources of the Ministry of Petroleum, based on Article 29, Clause 8 of the Restructuring Act, ratified on 5/7/1360 [27 September 1981] by the Islamic Consultative Assembly, the offence of membership in the perverse Baha’i sect (which according to consensus of Muslims is considered [a belief] out of Islam) is punished by permanent dismissal of employment in all governmental and affiliated agencies.

Preliminary Commission,

Number 7

[Signature over official stamp]

Tehran – [address is provided]


[1] [Quran 4:45]