[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]


[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] 7/11/1358 [27 January 1980]

[Issue No:] 16060


Ten[1] Individuals Were Expelled from the National Development and Planning Organization


The Purging Committee of the National Development and Planning Organization announced its preliminary decisions regarding dismissal of ten of its employees.  It is stated in this announcement that:


In the execution of the duties entrusted to this committee, it announces its preliminary decisions regarding a number of the employees of this organization, both in service and retired, who used their speeches and their pens to strengthen and reinforce the despotic regime and create a strangulating environment, had effective collaboration with the oppressive system [of Shah] and Rastakhiz [Party][2], or took advantage of their positions and administrative offices.


The employees are: Morteza Salehi, Shapour [Shahpour] Rassekh, Ali Daftarian, Gholamali Mahabadi, Jamshid Bozorgmehr, Taghi Amir-Sardari, Amir Sepahian, and Hasan Alaie. [They] are permanently discharged and their retirement pension has been terminated





[1] [Only eight names are mentioned].

[2] [Rastakhiz Party of People of Iran or simply Rastakhiz Party was Iran’s single legal political party from 1975 to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, founded by the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi]