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


[Newspaper:] Sobh-e Azadegan

[Date:] Saturday, 8 Aban 1361 – 12 Muharram 1403 - 30 October 1982

[Issue No.]: 793

[Page:] 3


The Analysis of the Amnesty International Organization and its Operation

Whenever the crimes and attacks of the imperialists are counteracted, it is the responsibility of these organizations to cry out to the sky and seek help.

Activities of the Islamic Republic in banishing the Israeli occupying regime from international forums, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations General Assembly, have prompted the anger and reaction of their multiple visible and invisible organs, including the increasingly foreseeable reactions of the international humanitarian and peace-seeking organizations.

Whenever and wherever the resistance to the crimes and attacks of imperialism are felt, it is the responsibility of these organizations to raise their voices and shout out.

The Amnesty International organization, which only reacts to the slogans of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”, did not protest or verbally condemn the barbarity of Saudi Arabia’s shartehs [police and security forces] for assaulting the Iranian pilgrims, nor the killing of thousands of defenseless Palestinian men, women and children in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila by Zionist and Falangist groups. … Instead, in its reports, it supported individuals such as Abolfazl Ghasemi, and portrayed and called the punishment of the spies and Zionist organs in Iran, some of whom were Baha’is, “massacre of Baha’is” in Iran, and it is funny that their espionage for Zionism is not considered to be a crime...