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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of the Interior

Office of the Provincial Governor General of Mazandaran

 

Number: 2-7/M11/7958

Date: 10 Aban 1395 [31 October 2016]

 

In the Name of the Almighty

“Confidential, immediate”

Head of Justice Administration in the Province of Mazandaran

Provincial Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor

Director General of Intelligence in the Province of Mazandaran

Headquarters of the Police Force in the Province of Mazandaran

Headquarters of Sipáh-i-Karbalá[1] of Mazandaran

Director General of Policies and Elections of the Office of the Provincial Governor General of Mazandaran

Director General of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in the Province of Mazandaran

Director General of Education Department in the Province of Mazandaran

Director General of Culture and Islamic Guidance in the Province of Mazandaran

Head of Islamic Development Organization in the Province of Mazandaran

Head of Provincial Industries, Mines and Trade

 

Greetings,

Respectfully, enclosed is a copy of the minutes of the Provincial Commission on Religions and Sects, dated 9 Aban 1395 [30 October 2016], forwarded to your attention for information and necessary action.

Reza Enayati

Director General of Security of Police Force

[Signature]

[Stamp:] Confidential

 

Minutes of Provincial Commission on Religions and Sects, dated 9 Aban 1395 [30 October 2016]

In light of invitation number 2-7/M11/7906, dated 9 Aban 1395 [30 October 2016], a meeting of the Provincial Commission on Religions and Sects was convened on 9 Aban 1395 [30 October 2016], at 10:00 a.m. sharp, at the Provincial Public and Revolutionary Courts, where, subsequent to recitation of a number of verses from the Holy Quran, the host, the Honourable Hojatoleslam Jafari, respected provincial prosecutor, welcomed the participants and addressed the meeting, indicating that divine religions in our cherished country’s constitution have rights, based on which they have a place in the political and administrative platforms.  However, the perverse Baha’i sect has no sanctity, and it stemmed from Britain and Zionism, which, to divert the minds of the masses, began its administrative activities and team efforts.  Their most significant administrative efforts and sentiments are in the area of human rights.

Mr. Shirazi, respected deputy of the security and Police Force headquarters, expounded on the activities of this perverse sect saying that they follow the policies and directions of Israel’s House of Justice, and in order to carry out their cyber activities they have 400 websites in various countries in the United States and Europe.  Through academic scholarships, obtaining visas, and other false attractions, as well as taking advantage of the feebleness of the poor, they attract people to their side and form a network.  In continuation, after consultation and discussion among members, the following decisions were made:

  1. It was decided that the requests of shop owners and businesses belonging to the perverse Baha’i sect for closing on 11 and 12 Aban [1 and 2 November 2016] be handled through a written undertaking and based on the attached form, and in accordance with the content of these minutes of decisions.
  2. It was decided that until further notice, requests for closure of shops and businesses by the perverse Baha’i sect be denied.

 

[Stamp:] Confidential

 

[1] [Sipáh-i-Karbalá:  Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Karbalá]