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Iran Electronics Industries


Internal Communications

Number: 13/801-10-81/J

Date: 28 Esfand 1358 [18 March 1980]

From: Office of Personnel

To: [illegible]


Confidential – Direct


According to information received, you are not a follower of one of the officially recognized religions [of Iran], and according to government’s bill, the employment in ministries and governmental organizations of those who do not adhere to Islam, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or Christianity is unlawful and not permitted.  Therefore, you are given until 15 Farvardin 1359 [4 April 1980] to reconsider and confidentially declare your religion.  Should the above claim be true, in order to continue your service in this office, you have one month from the above-noted date to accept Islam. You must provide written evidence to that effect from Marja-i-Taqlid[Religious Jurisprudence Authority] to prove that you have renounced your previous beliefs, and have accepted the blessed religion of Islam, and have published an announcement in a widely circulated newspaper.  Otherwise, to comply with the explicit circular issued by the Ministry of National Defence, number 6/402/02/93-13, dated 05 Shahrivar 1358 [27 August 1979], your services shall be terminated after the one month deadline. H/M

Director of Personnel,

Morteza Yavengi