[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:] Aref News

[Date:] 19 Shahrivar 1385 [10 September 2006]

 

Baha’ism Affiliated With Educational Institution in Tehran

The “T” school, which operated under the imperial regime and belonged to Parviz T. (an element affiliated with the Baha’i organization), has been revived and licenced, and has started operating under a man named Ebrahimi.

According to the Aref News website, he has a criminal record in the Revolutionary Court and a security institution.

He lived in the United States for many years and came to Iran in 1383 [2004]; knowing that he would not be licenced in this regard he obtained a licence through another person. The school’s colourful brochures with a picture of him wearing tie, are installed in the city and his promotional videos are being broadcast.

An expert on educational issues told Aref News: “It seems that the main material and spiritual benefits of this school will be for the person of Parviz T., and finally the Baha’i organization.” Therefore, it is necessary to prevent this movement before it becomes a cultural problem, etc.