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[Adapted from website:] Payam-e Hagh

[Date:] 16 Mehr 1397 [8 October 2018]

 

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The Members of the Council of Fars Province Called for Dealing with An Arrested Member of the Shiraz City Council.

Islamic Consultative Assembly, Secretariat Affairs

In the Name of God

Issue: 9730421/T/M

Date: 11 Mehr 1397 [3 October 2018]

Enclosure: -----

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Fars Province, with a great historical civilization of Islamic Iran, and Shiraz, the third shrine of the Household of the Prophet (PBUH), has been a pioneer in protecting the ideals of the Islamic Revolution and the Imam, and with the dedication of fifteen thousand martyrs. The patriotic people of Fars and Shiraz have been at the forefront of the struggle against British colonialism and the perverse Baha’i sect. The honourable people of Fars have lived with honour, respect and peace with all religious minorities and monotheistic religions throughout history.

The members of the council of Fars Province, together with the patriotic people of the province, have always defended the lofty ideals of the Islamic Revolution, the Imam, and the Supreme Leadership, and consider the child-killing and occupying regime of Israel as the number one enemy of humanity. We call on the relevant officials to respect the rights of citizens and the people of the great nation of Iran within the framework of the Constitution, referring to the heretical and satanic sects and the Baha’i sect, which were established with the support of the British and their supporters, and to not allow conspiracies and riots, and deal decisively with the culprits and conspirators, and we call on the national and provincial officials to defend the ideals of the Imam and the Revolution with cohesion and unity by providing fighting and revolutionary services.

The Members of the Council of Fars

Following the arrest of Mehdi Hajati on “charges” of pursuing the situation of two Baha’i citizens detained in Shiraz, the members of the council of Fars Province issued letters calling for dealing with this young member of the Shiraz City Council.

Baha’i citizens are constantly detained by security agents in Fars Province, and they do not have citizenship rights. Mehdi Hajati was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence agents after a tweet was published.

The members of the Council of Fars Province called for dealing with the arrested member of the Shiraz City Council. Payam-e Hagh