[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

[Date:] Saturday, 13 Bahman 1363 – 11 Jumada l-Ula 1405 – 2 February 1985

[Issue No.:] 12371

[Page:] 2

 

By the Council’s Spokesperson:

The latest actions and decisions of the Supreme Judiciary Council were announced.

Last Thursday, Hojjatol-Islam Morteza Moghtadaei, member and spokesman of the Supreme Judiciary Council, who was participating in a radio and television news conference, offered to the reporters the most important issues that were dealt with last week by the Supreme Judiciary Council.

… Then Mr. Moghtadaei, regarding the amnesty for prisoners on the occasion of the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, said, “A detailed circular has been prepared and presented to His Holiness the Imam regarding the amnesty for prisoners, which, after his approval, will be announced to the judicial authorities.

Regarding the rumours about the imprisonment of Baha’is and the interpretations of foreign radio [stations] in this regard, he also said, “So far, no Baha’i individual has been imprisoned in Iran [just] for being a Baha’i, unless they have been collaborating with espionage, anti-revolutionary and secret organizations.”