[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:] Kayhan-e Havaei

[Date:] Wednesday 25/9/1360 – 16 December 1981

 

Response of Iran Representative to the statements of the British Representative regarding the question of Baha’ism:

 

No one in Iran is Prosecuted Solely for Their Beliefs.

 

Sunday 15/9/ [1360] - 6 December [1981]

In the [recent session of the] United Nations Human Rights Committee, Amir Mahalati, Iran’s Representative, stated in response to British Representative :  “The Government of Iran does not prosecute anyone for having any belief, and at the same time, conspirators will not be immune from the execution of justice.”

 

According to the report of the Central News Unit in Washington, in the recent meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, Iran’s Representative in the United Nations Human Rights Committee, used the time to respond to the accusations made by the British Representative, [his country’s] support of Baha’ism in Iran.  In his speech he reminded those present that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran does not prosecute anyone for having any belief, and at the same time, the conspirators will not be immune from upholding justice.

 

The Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran stated: “At present, the only people who support Iran’s criminals and terrorists are those who want through their help to regain their lost benefits, and we are responsible to uphold the Islamic Laws. Supporting Baha’ism is in fact against Islam and all Muslim countries totally agree with us in this regard.  Furthermore, we ask them also to take action against these conspiracies.