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


[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Thursday, 4 Ordibehesht 1365 – 14 Sha'ban 1406 – 24 April 1986

[Issue No.:] 17866


In Yesterday’s Open Session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly

Four More Articles Approved to Determine Scope of Duties, Powers and Responsibilities of the Presidency at Yesterday's Open Session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly

In four rounds of talks on details of the “scope of responsibilities, powers and duties of the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran”, four more articles were approved, but two items were redacted.  According to the report of an Ettelaat journalist at the parliament, during yesterday’s open session, chaired by Hojjatol-Islam Hashemi Rafsanjani, the bill of “Responsibilities of the Judicial System against Majlis” was also presented to the Islamic Consultative Assembly.

Representatives of the Armenians of Tehran and the northern [provinces], Marvdasht, Isfahan, and Qom, spoke before the open session of this meeting.  …

Words of the Isfahan Representative 

Mr. Nasrollah Salehi-Hajiabadi, the representative of Isfahan, was the third speaker before the open session of Majlis.  He first said, “Two nights ago, BBC radio introduced a booklet from the human rights committee of London and expressly brought up some trivial matters on the subject of “human rights are violated in Iran”, which was based on the execution of some members of the spy party of Baha’ism.

He added, “I realize two points; the people of the world and our dear country may go and ponder them for themselves. During the blessed days of the birth of the promised Mahdi, which has rightfully been designated as the “World Day for 'Mostazafin'[1]” by His Holiness, the Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, carefully consider the values and practices that the onset of the appearance of the Mahdi is creating in this country…”





[1] downtrodden, oppressed