[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:] Enghelab-e Eslami

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

[Issue No.:] 284

[Page:] 10

 

Ayatollah Sadoughi’s strong warning to the Baha’is of Iran

Yazd – Enghelab-e Eslami reporter – His Holiness Ayatollah Sadoughi spoke at yesterday’s Friday sermon about the conspiracy of the Baha’is in all cities of Iran. He said, “The Baha’i leaders were engaged in conspiracy against the Islamic Republic in all the cities of Iran; their conspiracy was detected and evidence has been retrieved. The conspiracy documents, papers, and books weighed 1,500 kilos. Twenty-seven of these conspirators were from Yazd. Twenty-five of them have been arrested so far, and the others will be arrested soon.” Ayatollah Sadoughi said, “I clearly announce here that as of tomorrow, no Baha’i will be allowed to remain in any place of work.” He addressed the people and told them to [remove] them all from the office desks should they know anyone, and hand them over to the Revolutionary Court.