[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:] Basij News Agency

[Date:] 28 Azar 1395 [18 December 2016]

 

Deutsche Welle [Media] Announced

Baha’i Intelligence Organization Has Hopes for Hassan Rouhani

This spy organization in the counter-revolutionary media has always been presented as one of the religious minorities (!) whose rights are being violated.

Basij News Agency – Special News Service

The Baha’i sect is one of the British-affiliated espionage organizations that specialize in spying for Israel and the Western intelligence services in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution.

His Honour, the late Imam, in a speech in the year 1340 [1961] said that the Jews of Israel are active in the form of Baha’is in Iran.

Now this spying organization has always been presented in the counter-revolutionary media as one of the religious minorities (!) whose rights are being violated.

On the other hand, this perverse sect did not have much room to show off during the period before 1392 [2013]; however, after issuance of the citizenship charter by the government, it is continuously being cited as a basis for demonstrating human rights violations in Iran.

In the latest counter-revolutionary news coverage, Deutsche Welle writes:

“The Baha’i International Community has reported on the escalation of persecution of Baha’is in the Rouhani government. According to the report, 151 Baha’is have been arrested in the three years of Rouhani's administration, and 388 Baha’i businesses have been closed or destroyed. The Baha’i International Community released its annual report on the persecution of Baha’is in Iran on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, which published excerpts from the 122-page report, despite promises and expectations from the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to end religious discrimination, the persecution of Baha’is in Iran continues.”