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[Newspaper:] Iran Times

[Date:] Friday, 25 December 1981

[Issue No.:] 41

[Page:] 5


Minister of Labour:  Baha’is Dismissed from Their Jobs Cannot Return to Work.

Tehran- Ahmad Tavakkoli, The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs for the Islamic Republic, in a memorandum to offices of labour and social affairs regarding the Law of the Restructuring [of Human Resources], emphasized that Baha’i employees and workers who have been fired from their jobs are not permitted to return to work.

In his memorandum, invoking clause 8 of Article 29 of the Law of Restructuring of Human Resources, he announced: “The punishment for membership in the perverse Baha’i sect, which according to the opinions of Muslims worldwide, is outside the bounds of Islam, or membership in organizations whose policy and constitution is based on opposition to the divinely-revealed religions, is permanent expulsion from government service.”

He added: “All mediation entities [Courts and Tribunals] are instructed to refrain from giving any judgment in favor of employees dismissed from the aforementioned agencies whose membership in the perverse Baha’i sect and other above-mentioned organizations is proven and established.”