[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:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Sunday 25 Mordad, 1360 [16 August 1981]

[Issue No:] 16502

[Page:] 3

 

Bill for the Reconstruction of the Human Resources within Ministries, Government Institutions, and Affiliated Organizations

Dear readers

 

Yesterday you read the Bill  Reconstruction [of the Human Resources] whose general points have passed by the parliament.

 

The second part of this Bill can be viewed today.

 

Parliamentary Service…

 

…Article 18- In addition to previously mentioned crimes, the provisions of the Reconstruction of the Human Resources will also include the following [crimes];

1-Membership in the Perverse [Baha’i] Sect, which, based on the consensus of Muslims, is regarded as “Non-Muslim”, and/or membership in organizations whose agenda and constitution are based on the negation of the divine religions.

 

…Article 26 - Committing the following crimes will lead to the permanent dismissal from government service:

 

8- Membership in the Perverse [Baha’i] Sect, which, based on the consensus of Muslims is regarded as “Non-Muslim”, and/or membership in organizations whose mission statement and constitution are based on the negation of the divine religions.