[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

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

 

[Newspaper:] Payam-i-Iran va Felestin

[Date:] 23-05-1358 - [14 August 1979]

[Number:] 1

 

Officer of the Executive Board of the Iranian Group for Cooperation with Palestine Requests the Destruction of Israel and Indictment of the Dethroned Shah Interviewed

(This indictment was submitted to the Public Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran on 7/05/1358 [29 July 1979]).

Recently, the Iranian Group for Cooperation with Palestine were interviewed by national and international reporters.

…The second reason for this indictment is that he [the Shah], with the help of the Baha'i leaders, who are agents of Zionist and Colonialist powers, destroyed our economy and agriculture. He was the enemy of the foundation of our economic independence and does not give up even now and with the help of his mercenaries started burning our farms in Kermanshah and Ghazvin and in other places.