[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Emblem]

In the Name of God

Islamic Republic of Iran

The Bank of Mellat

[Stamp] and when you judge between people to judge with justice

The Bank of Mellat

Preliminary Commission for the Investigation of Employment Offences

 

Date: -----

Number: -----

Minute number 38/1

The allegations against the following individuals:

  1. Mahin Imani, daughter of Abdollah, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  2. Ashraf Shamsifar, daughter of Habibollah, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  3. Fathollah Hoseini, son of Nasrollah, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  4. Bahaeddin Safari Yeganeh, son of Karam-Ali, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  5. Fayyaz Mobasher, son of Ali, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  6. Siyavush Laghaiyan, son of Gholam-Hosein, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  7. Ataollah Haghighi Najafabadi, son of Nematollah, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  8. Salavat Nayyeri, son of Mousa, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  9. Abdollah Babaie Chaleh-Zamini, son of Mohammad-Ali, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  10. Mitra Ahmadi, daughter of Enayat, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  11. Farzad Sabetian, son of Feizollah, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  12. Ataollah Kamalian, son of Mohammad, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]
  13. Behindokht Tebyani, daughter of Cheragh-Ali, with birth certificate number [redacted], born on [redacted]

 

The subject matter of letters with numbers 34959 -19 Shahrivar 1366 [10 September 1987], and 35989 – 24 Shahrivar 1366 [15 September 1987] from the Head Office of Personnel, with allegations of membership in the perverse Baha’i sect, was discussed at the meeting of the Preliminary Commission for the Investigation of Employment Offences, held on 2 Dey 1366 [23 December 1987].

Taking into account the content of the Investigation of Employment Offences Act executive by-laws, Article 29, in regard to the possibility of pronouncing a judgement after the establishment of offence by judicial authorities, and considering the view of the assistant prosecutor of Branch 7 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran (subject matter of letter number 10/664025, 4 Azar 1366 [25 November 1987]) as follows:

“Firstly, a person would not be enrolled before completing a Baha’i letter of admission and sending it to administration, and after enrolment, his/her name would not be deleted from the Baha’is’ list and he/she would not be excluded unless and until he/she has recanted in an official newspaper; otherwise, the cited individuals are considered Baha’is and the administration counts on them;

and secondly, considering the history of this party and the directives of their administration, they conceal their faith as directed by their administration in order to protect their interests;

and thirdly, a Baha’i’s administrative rights are not removed unless he/she publicly recants in an official newspaper;”

and in view of the following points: (subject matter of letter number 0201 -56791, 29 Azar 1366 [20 December 1987] from the Head Office of Personnel, and its enclosures):

  1. Mrs. Mahin Imani retired from service at the bank on 1 Farvardin 1359 [21 March 1980]. The Security Office of the bank announced on 19 Mordad 1366 [10 August 1987], through letter number 55/222/227 P that she belonged to the perverse Baha’i sect, with enrollment number [redacted], and therefore her pension was discontinued from Mordad 1366 [July/August 1987];
  2. Mrs. Ashraf Shamsifar was suspended from service at the bank on 1 Farvardin 1361 [21 March 1982] and in accordance with Decision number 5851 – 21 Mordad 1365 [12 August 1986] of Branch 13 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, she was dismissed and the matter was raised at the Supreme Council of Banks for approval. Based on letter number SH/1316, dated 21 Aban 1366 [12 November 1987] from that Supreme Council, the above-mentioned needs to be dealt with in accordance with the Investigation of Employment Offences Act, Article 19, Section 2;
  3. Fathollah Hoseini [illegible] was suspended from service at the bank on 1 Farvardin 1361 [21 March 1982] and in accordance with Decision number 5580 – 05 Tir 1365 [26 June 1986] of Branch 13 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, he was made redundant from public service and the matter was raised at the Supreme Council of Banks for approval, but the view of the Supreme Council of Banks has not been announced yet;
  4. Bahaeddin Safari Yeganeh was retrenched from service at the bank on 25 Bahman 1359 [14 February 1981]. As investigating the files of individuals associated with the perverse Baha’i sect was not an issue in 1359 [1981], there are no relevant existing records in his file (in the Office of Personnel), nor were any actions taken in his case after the retrenchment date (based on letter numbers 55/222/614/P, 13 Bahman 1365 [2 February 1987], and 55/222/615/P, 13 Bahman 1365 [2 February 1987]) Security Office of the Bank;
  5. Fayyaz Mobasher tendered his request for resignation on 10 Mehr 1364 [2 October 1985] and his request was approved from 4 Shahrivar 1364 [26 August 1985] onwards. The letter dated 28 Mordad 1365 [19 August 1986] from the Security Office of the Bank indicates that the above-mentioned, with enrollment number [redacted] is associated with the perverse Baha’i sect. According to minute number 1225/K, 21 Aban 1365 [12 November 1986] of the Investigation of Employment Offences Commission, no decision was taken, owing to the above-mentioned having resigned;
  6. Siyavush Laghaiyan retired from service at the bank on 1 Dey 1359 [22 December 1980]. A copy of his case file has been forwarded to Branch 12 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court. The court has also been notified about the amount of money he received as salary and allowances since the start of his employment until the day his retirement pension was stopped (22 Mehr 1361 [14 October 1982]). Through the minutes 1222/K, dated 21 Aban 1365 [12 November 1986] of the Investigation of Employment Offences Commission it was suggested that the matter be pursued by the Security Office through competent authorities. The necessary communication with the Security Office of the bank has taken place in this respect;
  7. Ataollah Haghighi Najafabadi has been retired since 1 Aban 1359 [23 October 1980]. According to the letter dated 28 Bahman 1363 [17 February 1985] from Branch 42 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran, the above-mentioned absconded in Mordad 1360 [July/August 1981], as he did not apply for his unpaid retirement pension, and he is being prosecuted by the court. The order for confiscation of his properties has been issued in his absence and this same letter asked that any payment to the above-mentioned be [withheld];
  8. Salavat Nayyeri has been retired since 4 Aban 1359 [26 October 1980] and his pension has been discontinued since Aban 1361 [October/November 1982]. According to Judgement 4082, 23 Esfand 1363 [14 March 1985]  issued by Branch 9 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran, he is required to pay [back] all the money he has received from the bank since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, as determined by the orders of the bank management;
  9. Ataollah Kamalian, with enrolment number [redacted], is affiliated with the perverse Baha’i sect, but he denies association with the mentioned sect [although he] is not prepared to publicly announce the matter in the official national newspaper; therefore, the above-mentioned has been suspended from service at the bank from 15 Bahman 1365 [4 February 1987], by the orders of the bank management [illegible]. The documents related to his case, which were shared with the Investigation of Employment Offences Commission long ago, have been forwarded to that Commission. Taken from letter number 55/222/156/K, 23 Tir 1365 [14 July 1986], the Security Office of the Bank of Mellat;
  10. Behindokht Tebyani has been retired since 10 Azar 1359 [1 December 1980] and her retirement pension was discontinued from 17 Aban 1361 [8 November 1982], owing to association with the perverse Baha’i sect. She has also complained in regard to her pension cut to the Supreme Council of Banks and the Court of Administrative Justice. Referring to minutes number 1221/K, dated 21 Aban 1365 [12 November 1986] from the Investigation of Employment Offences Commission, and based on that Commission’s suggestion, her file was forwarded to the security office of the Bank of Mellat on 21 Dey 1365 [11 January 1987] to be referred to the Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office for further investigation. (Taken from the employment application of the above-mentioned);

and considering the clear view of the cited judicial authority, purporting the significance of the enrolment number as proof of membership in the perverse Baha’i sect, and identifying the case in that way; and according to the last section of Article [29] of the Investigation of Employment Offences Act, indicating the possibility of a judgement’s being issued by the Commission concurrent with the investigation by judicial authorities; and in accordance with the power given from Articles 19 and 29 of the Act and its executive by-laws; the mentioned employees, who possess Baha’i enrolment numbers and in some cases have clearly confessed to being Baha’is, are sentenced to “permanent dismissal from civil service”.

This judgement can be appealed at the Review Board for the Investigation of Employment Offences.

 

[Signature:] [At the bottom of all four pages]

Mohammad-Reza Talebi

Mohammad [Illegible]

Illegible

[Stamp] And when ye judge between men, that ye judge with justice

Bank of Mellat

Preliminary Commission for the Investigation of Employment Offences

 

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Number [Illegible]