[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 7 Esfand 1370 – 26 February 1992

[Issue No:] 971

[Page:] 2

 

While Supporting Rushdie[1] and Mujahedin[2], and by defending the Baha’is, United States Accused Iran of Violating Human Rights

 

Tehran – Kayhan-e Havaei News Service – 20 Bahman [1370] – 9 February [1992] – Although Iran has been elected one of the deputies [sic]to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR), the United States representative to the Commission accused Iran, in a speech, of violating human rights because of the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran.

 

John Bourges[3] in a gathering of the members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) said, “The followers of the Baha’i Faith in Iran have lost their work, are deprived of the right to education and access to shelter, and have been imprisoned because of their religion”.

 

Without presenting any evidence, he claimed that, “thousands of Baha’i properties, assets and even Baha’i cemeteries have been confiscated in Iran, and the situation is so bad that even deceased Baha’is are not immune to the persecutions”.

 

The United States, which had previously protected the Mujahedin and even Salman Rushdie, this time by broaching [the subject of] the violation of the human rights of the Baha’is, has started the propaganda against the Islamic Republic.

 

[1] [Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist]

[2] [People’s Mujahedin of Iran]

[3] [The accuracy of spelling of this name cannot be verified and no information was found about this person]