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[Stamp:] Confidential - direct

From: Abob. A. Ja (Administrative section)

To: Bank Sepah (Personnel Office)

Subject: Termination of Pension

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Ministry of War and National Defence

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Number [illegible]

Date 13/3/1359 [3 June 1980]

Enclosure as per the letter 6 pages

Confidential-direct /Urgent action

 

In the Name of God

1-The list of 131 personnel who, because of their adherence to Bahaism, [have had] their pension [cancelled] and are fired from the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is referred to in the public decree of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran as per “List A”.

2- The names of 37 personnel whose termination decree have been issued and will be referred to in the public decree of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran as conveyed in “List B”.

3- It is requested that you [issue an] order:

A. To suspend the salaries of the personnel in lists “A” and “B” Furthermore, this directive will be prescribed in the special order of the Ministry of National Defense, and the related Article will accordingly be sent to the Bank.

B. To communicate [this information] to every one of them in case they would like to contact the Department of Retirement and Insurance to submit their completed undertaking form in relation to refraining from teaching their beliefs.  The said forms should be referred to the Ministry of National Defence; if approved, action will be taken in respect to reinstatement of their salaries, after which the outcome will be announced to them through the bank.

Head of Department of Retirement Insurance of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, General Dr. Ali Naghi Shayanfar

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