[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
Police Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Naja)
Islamic Republic of Iran
Date: 19 Farvardin 1386 [8 April 2007]
Enclosure: With enclosure
From: The Public Intelligence and Security Force F.A.A. [F.A.A., Headquarters of Intelligence and Security] [in the province of] Tehran—Public Places Supervision Office
To: Esteemed Commanders of Police Forces of the Provincial Regional Municipalities—Heads of the Public Intelligence and Security Force;
Subject: Review of the eligibility of individuals belonging to [anti-revolutionary political organizations and other illegal] groups and to the perverse Baha’i sect
May peace be upon Mohammad and His family! With respect, based on the instructions received from the Head of the Public Intelligence and Security Force (NAJA)—Public Places Supervision (number 14/30/5/2/31, dated 21 Esfand 1385 [12 March 2007])—and noting the increase in the number of requests from the adherents of the perverse Baha’i sect to obtain business licences and secure their rightful and legal presence in the trade community once they have acquired their business licences; and in order to facilitate the ongoing monitoring and supervision of their activities and to halt—to the extent possible—their [the Baha’is’] extensive presence in sensitive and important trade organizations, as well as to stop individuals from [anti-revolutionary political organizations and other illegal] groups from requesting business licences, it is necessary for measures to be taken [as outlined in] the points below [which are] based on instruction number
14/30/7/100, dated 17 Ordibehesht 1382 [7 May 2003] (Final Review Commission), which specifies the type of cases to go before the Commission.
A. Perverse Baha’i sect
- Take measures to identify Baha’i individuals with businesses and collect statistics on their dispersal and types of occupation.
- Their activities in high-earning businesses should be halted, and only those business licences that would provide them with an ordinary livelihood should be allowed.
- Issuing of [business] licences to such individuals should be prevented for activities in the sensitive categories of culture, advertising, and commerce, which includes businesses such as newspaper and periodical shops, jewellery and watchmaking shops, coffee shops, gravures, the tourist industry, car rentals, publishing and bookselling, hostel and hotel management, tailoring training institutes, photography and film recording, Internet gaming, computing, and Internet cafes.
- In accordance with the religious canons, business licences will not be issued to the followers of the perverse Baha’i sect in business categories related to cleanliness
1. (catering at reception halls, 2. buffets and restaurants, 3. grocery shops, 4. kebab shops, 5. cafes, 6. protein [poultry] shops and supermarkets, 7. ice cream parlours, fruit juice and soft drink shops, 8. pastry shops, 9. coffee shops).
B. [Anti-revolutionary political organizations and other illegal] groups
- Members of anti-revolutionary political organizations and groups and their relatives do not have right of candidacy for and membership on the boards of directors of unions and cooperatives.
Also, business licences will not be issued for:
- travel accommodation businesses such as hotels, hostels, hotels [sic], etc.,
- publishing and bookselling,
- private institutions,
- the tourist industry and car rentals,
- real estate,
- arms and munitions sales,
- sales of chemical substances,
- photography and film recording,
- Internet cafes and Internet gaming,
- cultural, art and advertising organizations (this also applies to the aforementioned individuals who are seeking to obtain a supervisor’s card),
- The businesses of such individuals must not be located in the vicinity of places categorized as sensitive.
- Those from [anti-revolutionary political and other illegal] groups who are in other categories of the trade and have been released [ambiguous] or pardoned are considered ordinary citizens and, as with other applicants, a file will be created for them.
- Kindly confirm receipt of the aforementioned instruction.
Head of [Public] Intelligence and Security Force F.A.A.
[F.A.A., Headquarters of Intelligence and Security] Tehran
Revolutionary Guard Colonel Hoseini
Revolutionary Guard Colonel Mehdi Mahmoudi
- Esteemed Head of the Public Intelligence and Security Force NAJA (Naja)—Public Places Supervision; for information refer to number 14/30/5/2/31 dated 21 Esfand 1385 [12 March 2007].
- Esteemed Head of the Eligibility Evaluation Office—Public Places Supervision Office F.A.A. [F.A.A., Headquarters of Intelligence and Security] Tehran, for information and action as described above.
- Esteemed Head of the Control and Supervision Office—Public Places Supervision Office F.A.A. [F.A.A., Headquarters of Intelligence and Security] Tehran, for information and action as described above.
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2 Khordad 1386 [23 May 2007]
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In the Name of God
6 Khordad 1389 [27 May 2007]