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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Education

Appeals Board of the Commission for the Investigation of Employment Offences

Date of issuance: 17 Khordad 1369 [7 June 1990]


And weigh with an even balance [Quran 26-182]

Decision Number 1/1872

Meeting of Branch One of the Appeals Board of the Commission for the Investigation of Employment Offences was convened on 9 Khordad 1369 [30 May 1990], in the presence of 2 members and 1 substitute member, to review the file of Mrs. Nayyereh Gandom-Pakkon, daughter of Seyyed Asadollah, birth certificate number [redacted], issued in [redacted], born [redacted], employee number [redacted], highest level of education middle school, group 7, level 15, last position teacher for the Ministry of Education, Town/Region Isfahan 5, Province Isfahan.  The employment status of the retired employee was reviewed as follows:


Procedural Synopsis:

According to existing documents, the above noted began work as a teacher in 1319 [1940/1941] in Isfahan and continued her services until she retired in 1338 [1959/1960].  Her file was reviewed by the Preliminary Commission for the Investigation of Employment Offences of the Ministry of Education in Isfahan in connection with her affiliation with the perverse Baha'i sect.  Given that she admitted to the allegation, she was dismissed from governmental employment pursuant to Clause 2 of Article 19 of the Investigation of Employment Offence Act.  Subsequently, she received the decision and appealed it, and thus the file was forwarded to this Branch for further review.  Subsequent to reviewing the file records, this Board sent the information regarding the allegations to the accused's address for her to submit a defence, and even though the correspondence of the Board was received by her on 4 Ordibehesht 1369 [24 April 1990], she has not provided any response to date.  Accordingly, the Board, in consideration of her previous statement, in which she indicated, "I am a true Baha'i. My great grandfather was the first in Isfahan to accept the Báb, and was later martyred in Mazandaran..."[this Board] held a meeting and provides its decision as follow:



The Board, subsequent to reviewing the file records, including page 15, whereby [the accused] has admitted to her affiliation with said sect, considers her offence proven, and pursuant to Clause 2, Article 19 of the Investigation of Employment Offences Act, and in accordance with the decision of the Preliminary Commission of [the Ministry of] Education, [this Board] unanimously endorses the decision of permanent dismissal of the accused from governmental employment, in accordance with paragraph (h) of Article 10 of said Act. This decision, as per Section 4 of said Act is final and enforceable from the date of its service [on the accused].