[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adopted from website:] Doroud Online

[Date:] 2 Bahman 1391 [21 January 2013]

 

Larijani’s Explanations about Retribution, Stoning, Execution and Amputation of Hand

… “We have accepted some of the Western treaties on human rights, but this does not mean that we have to accept the interpretations of the Westerners,” said the advisor to the judiciary. “The West says that any human being can change his religion or propagate a new religion, but in Iran there is freedom of religion and [regarding] the Baha’i religion, which is not a religion at all, its followers live and trade freely in Iran and have pocketed good money. But these same Baha’is do not have the right to propagate their religion, and it is forbidden in Iran. In this case, the late Imam Khomeini was also asked; he said that religions in Iran live according to the citizenship agreement but have no right to propagate…”