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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Newspaper] Kayhan-e Havaei

[Date:] 27/3/1371-[17 June 1992]

[Issue No:] 985

 

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Washington, under the cover of support for the Baha’is, once again accused Iran of the violation of human rights.

 

The news service of Kayhan-e Havaei [18/3/ (1371)] [8 June 1992]

The White House, continuing its “Anti-Iran” [policy] once again, in its support of the perverse Baha’i sect, accused the Islamic Republic of violation of human rights.

 

On the same subject, the House of Representatives of the United States, closing its eyes to the charges of espionage against the leaders of the Baha’i sect, with the issuance of a resolution, asked Iran to free a number of members of this sect who were in prison, awaiting trial for the offences of illegal connection with Iran’s enemies.

 

Firouz Kazemzadeh, the spokesperson of the Baha’i community in the United States, expressed satisfaction with the issuance of such a resolution, claiming that some leaders of the Iranian Baha’is had been arrested for no reason and imprisoned. One of them, named Samandari,[1] was executed in Evin Prison in March. Kazemzadeh did not mention Samandari’s offences and how he was in touch with the powerful groups in United States.

 

Lee Hamilton, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States [Congress], in support of the perverse Baha’i sect, confessed that during the last ten years, on five occasions, Congress, with the assistance of the United States Baha’i community, had managed to accuse Iran of human rights violations. He emphasised that [they] must use this sect to put pressure on Iran.

 

[1]Dr. Faramarz Samandari