[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Bamdad

[Date:] 11 Bahman 1358 [31 January 1980]

[Issue No.:] 217

[Page:] 2

 

Explanations of the Leader of the “Jungle Mujahedin Party”

Following yesterday’s news quoted from Pars News Agency, which was published in Bamdad Newspaper, yesterday Mr. Mohammad Bashardoust came to Bamdad’s office and provided us with the following explanations for the publication in our newspaper:

The Respected Bamdad Newspaper,

With due respect for an article published on Wednesday, 10 Bahman 1358 about my arrest by the Hamadan Prosecution Office, entitled “The chairman of anti-insurgency committee and the vice-chairman of branch number 721 and [one] associated with the treacherous Pahlavi dynasty…” …And for restoration of dignity, I would like to convey:

...1 - In 1331 (1952/1953), I was arrested for issuing a 15-article memorandum against the regime and the committee forming anti-folk powers, and Bahaism, in Asiabar of Deylaman...