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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Newspaper] Ettelaat

Saturday 2/4/1358 [23 June 1979]

Number 15886 – [page] 10

 

Confiscation of Assets

 

Regarding the issue of confiscation of assets and freezing the [bank] accounts of some individuals, Amir Entezam said: In principle, neither the government nor the Imam ever had, nor [do they] have, anything to do with the confiscation of assets and freezing the bank accounts.  The Imam reiterated that confiscation of assets is against the Islamic religious laws. We hope that the people, who do this in the name of Islam or the Revolution, realize that it is against the order of the Imam and the government.  The government hopes to be able to stop these actions, because this kind of behaviour has no results, other than creating dissatisfaction, annoyance and behaviour contrary to Islamic law.