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


[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Monday 14 Khordad 1363– 4 [5] Ramadan 1404 - [4 June 1984]

[Issue No.:] 12173


With the approval of the Imam of the Nation, the Head of the Supreme Court Has Provided the Guidelines in Relation to the Pardoning and Exoneration of the Prisoners across the Country.

Imam Khomeini, the leader of the revolution and the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has agreed with the suggestion of Ayatollah Mousavi-Ardebili, the head of the Supreme Court, in relation to pardoning a group of prisoners on the occasion of the “Day of God”, 15 Khordad[1].

…In accordance with this suggestion, all the people who have been convicted based on the judgment of the Public [and] Islamic Revolutionary Courts and the military [courts], and whose court decision has been finalized and entered by 15 Khordad 1363 [4 June 1984], and their sentences include pecuniary punishment such as imprisonment and fines, will be released under certain conditions on the occasion of the 22nd  anniversary of the “Day of God”, 15 Khordad, which was the beginning of the Islamic Movement of Iran…

…The second part of the offences below are exempted from the provisions of this pardon…

6- Offences related to anti-revolutionary groups (combatants and corrupters) unless they were simple followers, and have now repented, and their repentance has been confirmed by the Public Prosecutors; and the active members of the perverse [Baha’i] sect and spies …

…Head of the Supreme Court – Abdol-Karim Mousavi-Ardebili


[1] [It refers to the events that occurred on 15 Khordad 1342 [5 June 1963]]