[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:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 21 [illegible] 1358 [10/11 (illegible) 1979/1980]

[Issue No.:] 16096

[Page:] 10

 

Ali Akbar Ostad (Pour-Ostad), is a Candidate for the National Islamic Consultative Assembly

The People’s Assembly is the best place to serve the people.

With struggle and strife he became a candidate for parliament

…Enthusiasm and avidity could be seen in his face, as he talked about years of struggle and strife for his faith and belief. In an interview with our reporter, Ali Akbar Ostad (Pour-Ostad) who had become a candidate for the National Islamic Consultative Assembly, said, “I am not a one-night stand   revolutionary, and have not changed my colour recently, like many others.”

This activist was arrested in 1331 [1952/1953] during clashes with the perverse Baha’i sect, which led to the closure of their conspiracy centres. He was released on bail, owing to the activities of the late Shahid Navab Safavi.