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NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA'IS OF SAMOA INC

Fono Faaleagaga a Baha'i o Samoa

 

Phone: (685) 23348

Fax: (685) 21363

PO Box 1117

Apia, Western Samoa

8 July 1993

 

Honourable Prime Minister

Afioga Tofilau Eti Alesana

Independent State of the Government of Western Samoa

 

Dear Prime Minister,

We respectfully seek your intervention in any appropriate manner to protest the recent atrocity levelled against the dead Baha'is of Iran.

While the Baha'i community of Iran continues to be deprived of its basic human rights in its homeland, the current indecent action against the bodies of Baha'is in the Baha'i cemetery of Teheran is beyond the comprehension of the civilized world.

The attached press release gives details of this deplorable and humiliating exhumation of the remains of our co-religionists.

Your protest to the Government of Iran, directly or indirectly, we pray, may bring some relief to the already persecuted Baha'is of that country.

With gratitude for your understanding,

Sincerely yours,

NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY

OF THE BAHA'IS OF SAMOA INC.

[Signature]

Mrs Galo Tuiletufuga Apelu

Secretary

 

 

[Handwritten on the top right:]

Also sent to:

A.P. Lutali, Governor of American Samoa

Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, congressman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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