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[Newspaper:] Enghelab-e Eslami

[Date:] 31 Khordad 1359 [21 June 1980]

[Issue No:] 284

[Page:] 10


Blunt Warning to Baha’is of Iran from Ayatollah Sadoughi

Yazd - Islamic Revolution reporter - At yesterday’s Friday Prayer Sermon, Ayatollah Sadoughi spoke of the conspiracies of Baha’is in all towns and cities of Iran. He said that documents and records had been obtained that exposed the fact that the leaders of the Baha’is have been conspiring against the Islamic Republic in every city of Iran. These files and records weigh 1,500 kilograms.  Furthermore, 27 of the plotters were from Yazd, of whom 25 have been arrested. Following these arrests, the remaining ones will also be arrested in no time. Ayatollah Sadoughi said, “I hereby explicitly declare that from tomorrow, no Baha’i has the right to remain in any office, and to the people I say, if you know of anyone [who is a Baha’i], pull them out from behind their office desks and hand them over to the Revolutionary Court”.