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Islamic Republic of Iran, Judiciary

Interrogation Form and Record 

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Number

Plaintiff ----- Respondent ----- Claim ----- Date ----- File -----

875/73P

Statistics 1038 - [date] 25 Shahrivar 1374 [16 September 1995]

Plaintiff’s statement

Accused:

1. Mrs. Ziyaiyyeh Imani, daughter of Hobbollah, Urmia

2. Mr. Ramez Rowhani, son of Vafadar, Urmia

 

Charge: Collaboration with the perverse [Baha’i] sect

Application: 13 Aban 1360 [4 November 1981]

Decision: 26 Shahrivar 1374 [17 September 1995]

 

Decision

[1.] Charges are brought against Mrs. Ziyaiyyeh Imani, daughter of Hobbollah, in respect to her activities and adherence to the perverse Baha’i sect, her participation in the meetings of the Spiritual Assembly of this sect in Urmia, communications [networking] and organizational work for the Baha’i institutions, active pursuit of the goals of the Baha’i sect, and communication with foreign Baha’i elements abroad.

The accused has previous criminal records for collaboration with the Baha’i sect. She has once again participated in the organizational and planning work of the Baha’i sect, and as per the instruction of [illegible] who is abroad [was commissioned] to visit various cities in Iran, including Urmia, to evaluate and assess, visit, and collect information about the Baha’i sect, accompanied by her son, Ramez Rowhani.

2. Ramez Rowhani, son of Vafadar, [is charged] in respect of his activities and collaboration with the perverse Baha’i sect, and his participation in training classes of the Assembly as a moral education teacher, connection and involvement with the organizational work of the Baha’i institutions, establishment of communications abroad, creating opportunities for others to investigate [the Baha’i Faith] and visit foreign elements. The aforementioned has been a member of the Baha’i organization and has attended the Baha’i gatherings and assemblies with his mother. These activities have involved travel, and apparently he is presently out of Iran.

In light of the report from the Department of Intelligence of the Province of West Azerbaijan, admission of the accused during the course of investigation and in court, stating that “we have gatherings but [I] do not participate in them,” and based on the statements of Mr. Ramez Rowhani during the initial investigations and preparation of indictment, as well as additional circumstantial evidence, the charges brought against the accused are clear and evident.

Accordingly, pursuant to Article 88 of the Islamic Penal Code [IPC], each of the accused is sentenced to one year of imprisonment under Tazir law, taking into account pretrial time in custody, and further confiscation of the assets of Mrs. Ziyaiyyeh Imani and Ramez Rowhani. This verdict can be appealed at the Supreme Court.

Hoseini Kouhkamari

Head of Branch One the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Justice of Urmia

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Written notice has been forwarded to be served

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On 24/7/1374 [16 October 1995] MrsZiyaiyyeh [Imani] appeared in court and viewed the verdict. However, she left the courtroom without signing the verdict.

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24/7/1374 [16 October 1995]