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Justice Administration

Islamic Republic of Iran

Court Order

Do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate

Branch 101 of the Public (Penal) Court in Qaemshahr

 

Court Order No: 9109971230900057

File No: 9009981233201280

Branch Archival Ref: 900942

Date: 27 Farvardin 1391 [15 April 2012]

Enclosure: -----

 

Complainant: Ministry of Agriculture Mobilization in Qaemshahr [address]

Accused:  1- Mr. Saman Sabeti, 2- Mrs. Hengameh Ahmadzadeh, 3- Mrs. Parisa Babaei, [all] represented by Mr. Tavakkol Farajpour, Qaemshahr [address]

Charged with:  Unauthorised changing of the use of agricultural lands and orchards [for the Bahá’í cemetery]

((Decision of the Court))

Indictment number 892-29 Bahman 1390 [18 February 2012] has been issued by the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Qaemshahr against 1- Mrs. Parisa Babaei, daughter of Zekrollah; 2- Hengameh Ahmadzadeh, daughter of Zohour, and 3- Mr. Saman Sabeti, son of Abdor-Reza, for conspiracy in changing the use of 800 square meters of agricultural lands. According to the statement of the Ministry of Agriculture Mobilization in Qaemshahr, the board of directors and caretakers of the Bahá’í cemetery, located in the village of Saru Kola in the Chaleh Zamin district, have destroyed and expanded the agricultural lands and established a cemetery. However, the accused individuals and their counsel rejected any wrongdoing and stated in their defence that they have had no responsibility as the executive directors since the closure of the Bahá’í administrative institutions in 1387 [2008/09], that the burials have not been carried out by them, and that they have had no involvement in such matters. Given that there is no evidence in the file that substantiates the allegations against the accused, and in light of the principle of presumption of innocence, pursuant to Article 37 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, [the court] dismisses the indictment and issues a verdict to acquit the accused individuals.  This decision can be appealed within 20 days of issuance at the respected courts of appeal in the Province of Sari. 

 

Khalili

Head of Branch 101 of the Public Penal Court of Qaemshahr