[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]
[Adapted from website:] Official Website of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani
[Date:] 2 Tir 1366 [23 June 1987]
...At night, [a meeting] of the Council [Society] of the Fighting Clergy of [Tehran] was [held] in my office. The matter of Baha’is was discussed. It seemed that it would be good if we had a policy about them in the following order:
- Not to register their names as Baha’is in official documents and leave the place of religion in the relevant column blank.
- Give them the right to use the ordinary privileges of social life.
- Not have them enter government jobs and other important positions.
- If they want to go abroad, we should permit them to do so…