[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

In the Name of God

From: NDAJAA[i] (Naval Officer Personnel)

Refer to:  List of the recipients

Number: 102-07-2-199

Date: 29/8/1359 [20 November 1980]

Subject: Personnel [who are] followers of the Baha’i sect

Urgent action

 

As there may be a possibility of staff amongst Armed Forces personnel who have not yet been identified as followers of the Baha’i sect and who are still continuing their army service, you are accordingly ordered to communicate the following to each and every member of the staff.

A – In the case of an individual who is a follower of said doctrine, that person must attend the appropriate unit by 10/9/1359 [1 December 1980] or he will be dealt with according to the Act that was approved on 29/8/1358 [20 November 1979].

B – In the case of an individual who is a follower of the above doctrine and fails to turn himself in by 10/9/1359 [1 December 1980], and subsequently is identified by the authorities [as a Baha’i], he will be dealt with as follows:

1 – Dismissal from the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (AJA[ii])

2 – All wages paid to him from 10/9/1359 [30 November 1980] to the date of his dismissal will be taken back.

3 – His action is deemed by the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran (AJA) to be an act of espionage on behalf of international Zionism, and he will be prosecuted accordingly.

Army Commander: First Commander Afzali

[stamp:] Urgent Action

Date: 5/9/1359 [26 November 1980]

Number: GH/402 - 3/092

From: Marine Section One of Bandar Abbas (Judiciary Personnel)

To: All the first and second fleets of Section One and internal branches, to note the content of the Circular and arrange for its communication to each member of the staff

Head of Human Resources of Section One, Bandar Abbas Marines, Third Commander Rasoulpour

[signature]

8/9/1359 [29 November 1980]

[handwritten note date at the bottom of the page]

To be placed on the notice board

[illegible]

[handwritten note at the top of the page]

 

 

[i] Naval Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran

[ii] Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran