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


[Newspaper:] Khabar-e Jonub - Morning Edition

[Date:] Tuesday 02 Azar 1361 [23 November 1982]

[Issue No.:] 720


Hojjatol-Islam Miremadi, the New Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor in Shiraz Explains in His Interview with this Reporter:

The Central Policy of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor in Shiraz is to Fight Economic Terrorists, Usury, Contraband, Monafeghin[1], and Anti-Revolutionary Groups, unveiled [women], Baha’ism and Those [Anti-Government groups] Who have Repented,

In regard to Baha’ism, the Revolutionary Prosecutor said, “We would not arrest individuals solely based on their “not believing in Islam.”  Those individuals who are identified as Baha’is and are under arrest, belong to [are members of Baha’i] institutions and are linked to international Zionists.  Obviously, whoever follows such a path, even if they are Muslims, will be arrested and punished.  Currently a number of arrested Baha’is have already confessed and admitted that they were linked with such institutions and had committed significant acts against the Islamic Republic.


[1] [Monafeghin (stirrers of sedition):  Referred to People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran]