[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:] Jomhouri Eslami

[Date:] Tuesday 30 Mehr 1364 -7 Safar 1406 - [22 October 1985]

[Issue No:] 1854

 

Organ of the Islamic Republic Party

Editorial

The prosecutor general has ordered the confiscation of the properties of 76 elements of corruption, connected to Taghut.

Among them are mentioned faces attached to the perverse [Baha’i] sect, before or after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, [who] escaped the country and took large fortunes of national wealth as foreign currencies with them.

The total value of the confiscated properties is over 10 billion rials, which includes: residential buildings, commercial buildings, farmlands, land and capital and other assets,...

The country’s prosecutor general, during the past two weeks, ordered the confiscation of the movable and immovable assets of 76 corrupt elements, connected to the imperial regime and [those] personalities attached to the perverse [Baha’i] sect. Most of the mentioned people, before or after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, escaped the country, and during their departure, took large fortunes of the national wealth with them in the form of foreign currencies.

According to the report of the Public Relations Department of the National Public Prosecutor's Office, the total value of the confiscated properties exceeds 10 billion rials which includes: the residential and commercial buildings, farm lands and capital and other assets.