[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:] 12 Mordad 1396 [3 August 2017]

 

The First Symposium of the Cultural Camp was Held

The first symposium of the cultural camp was held on Tuesday, in the 313 Martyr Dastvareh constituency, in the presence of the esteemed commander of the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Imam Reza (AS) District of Fardis City, and the cultural deputies, cultural elites and selected cultural elites of different strata of society.

…At the beginning of the ceremony, after the recitation of the Quran, Colonel Lashgari stated that the purpose of this symposium was that all elites and the cultural groups’ committees should participate in this project.

He specifically mentioned the two important plans and programmes that are under consideration, which are fighting against partially veiled and unveiled [women], and the perverse Baha’i sect; in each case, the individuals are to establish themselves in these groups and provide feedback on their plans and defence.

The Basij reporter: Delshad