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

 

[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Saturday, 8 Azar 1365 [29 November 1986] 

[Issue No.:] 12896

[Page:] 19

 

This morning’s report by Kayhan reporter from New York

The Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on Human Rights in Iran

Kayhan Political Service – The Kayhan correspondent from New York reported that, this morning, Tehran time, the UN General Assembly condemned the situation of human rights in Iran. According to the report, the resolution was passed with 53 votes in favour, 27 against and 43 abstentions. It had been proposed to the United Nations by Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, West Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Samoa and Great Britain.

During this summit, the proposing countries enjoyed the advice of the munafeqin (stirrers of sedition) [refers to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran], the Baha’is and Gerald Knight [a Baha’i representative to the UN]. Violation of the human rights of the deviant Baha’i Zionist group was condemned.

This resolution calls on the Human Rights Commission to carefully study the final report of the Commission and public opinion, and other human rights issues in the Islamic Republic, and consider examining measures to ensure their implementation.

In this resolution, the Islamic Republic of Iran was also criticized for violating the right to life and some other allegations related to the medical profession.