[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Adyannet

[Date:] 11 Azar 1395 [1 December 2016]

 

Baha’is’ Complaints to International Organizations

The followers of the Baha’i sect continuously claim that their rights are being violated in Iran and their grievances are not being pursued; they are constantly complaining about our country in international institutions. However, according to the constitution, all Iranians are equal before the law, and Baha’i leaders do not allow protests against any government.

Adyannet – After the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the establishment of an independent government in this country, the authoritarian countries which see that their interests have been lost in this country, cling to every string by putting pressure on this regime. One of their tools of pressure is the instrumental use of the Baha’i sect in this regard. The arrogant powers, [using] humanitarian slogans and protection of the rights of religious minorities, but in fact with deception, use Baha’ism as an excuse for occasional pressure on the Iranian nation and government. The leaders of the Baha’i sect, who have repeatedly proved their service to the superpowers, have become a fuel for the mill of the enemies of Islam and the Iranian revolution. [1]

The Baha’is, by claiming to be oppressed and maintaining that their grievances are not being pursued in Iran [2], are constantly inciting international organizations to condemn our country in these fora. However, according to the nineteenth and twentieth principles of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which emphasize the equality of all Iranians before the law, their complaint to international institutions for condemning Iran is undoubtedly completely calculated and conspiratorial.

Therefore, in view of the above, the current members and leaders of Baha’ism, who complain to international institutions about Iran and constantly protest and politicize against this regime, not only are considered traitors to this country and nation.

Footnotes:

[1] For repeated reports and baseless allegations of human rights abuses in Iran, see the article: Simin Fahandej Criticizes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

[2] Aein-e Baha’i TV Channel, Programme Name: Baztab (Reflection), Programme Subject: Iranian Taboo and the Role of the Media, Experts: Kambiz Tavana, Farhad Sabetan.