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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Oil

Date: 11/12/1361 [2 March 1983]

Number: 1178-9/ABH


In the Name of the Almighty, the Merciful

Decision number 231, dated 7/12/1361 [26 February 1983]

Administrative Authority: Provisional Council for Reconstructing Human Resources, Number 9, Abadan

Charge(s): Membership in the perverse Baha’i sect

Procedural Synopsis: The charge against Mrs. Maryam, (surname) Dehghan, daughter of Asadollah; born 1309 [1930]; Birth certificate number: [redacted], issued in [redacted]; Position: labour worker; Years of employment: 36 years; Location of service: Abadan; Employee number: [redacted]; Education: illiterate; married; was reviewed by the Council. The Council, in its meeting of 7/12/1361 [26 February 1983], subsequent to reviewing the evidence, made a decision as follows:


In light of the accused’s defense -----, and the documentary evidence in the file ----, as well as other circumstantial evidence, the charge against the accused is proven and established before the Council.  The offense of the forenamed:

1- Membership in the perverse Baha’i sect, pursuant to paragraph 8 of Article 29 of the Reconstruction of Human Resources for Ministries and Governmental and Related Institutions Act, ratified 5/7/1360 [27 September 1981], and as per paragraph 11 of Article 20 of the said Act, condemns [the accused] to permanent dismissal from service in government and government-related institutions. This decision, pursuant to Article 46 of the said Act, is final and binding.

[This decision] can be appealed within 15 days of issuance to the accused (be it real person or legal entity) at the Appeal Board. 

Provisional Council:  Number 9, Abadan


3/12/1361 [4 March 1983]

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Decision number: 1178-9/ABH, dated 11/12/1361 [2 March 1983]

Served on the forenamed on 22/01/1362 [10 April 1983]

[illegible] forenamed is illiterate.