[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:] Salam

[Date:] Sunday, 4 Ordibehesht 1373 - 24 April 1994 - 13 Dhu’l-Qade 1414

[Issue No:] 821

[Page:] 2

 

Chief Editor of Elik Newspaper:

Journalism by Minorities is Free in Iran;

The chief editor of Elik Newspaper said:

After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the minorities’ rights are codified within the Constitution.

Mr. Albert Ajamian, the responsible editor and the owner of Elik Newspaper, in an interview with the reporter of the Islamic Republic News Agency said, “All claimants of human rights can find out about the conditions of religious minorities in Iran by studying the Iranian Constitution.” He added that publications of the religious minorities in Iran are very active and there are no limitations imposed on them. He said that, now, most of the religious minorities in Iran own one or more newspapers and publications and there are no limitations for the minorities to obtain publication rights.