[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:] 9 Azar 1359 – 21 Muharram1401 [30 November 1980]

[Issue No:] 11153

[Page:] 2

 

Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama’s complaint [against] Baha’i leaders

 

Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama sends documents to Kahyan newspaper regarding a request he has made from the Office of the Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of the Markazi Province to investigate and punish the leaders of the perverse Baha’i sect.

 

According to the documents sent, Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama, on 16 Aban, during Friday prayers in Karaj, made a statement, attacking the “Fifth Column” of enemies and the leaders and active members of the Baha’i sect. On 20 Azar, at night, a BMW car driving with high beams and high speed on a road in the northern part of Karaj pushed his vehicle to the fences on the side of the road. As a result, Sheikh Rahnama and his driver were seriously injured. The occupants of the BMW sped away when the police arrived, and those who were injured were taken to hospital for treatment. At present, a complaint from Sheikh Mostafa Rahnama to arrest and prosecute the leaders and active members of the Baha’i sect, which is under investigation, has been sent to the relevant authorities.