[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Saturday, 13 Bahman 1363 – 11 Jumada l-Ula 1405 – 2 February 1985

[Issue No.:] 17515

[Page:] 1 & 19

 

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The Spokesperson of the Supreme Judiciary Council:

Many Prisoners Will Be Released on Occasion of Anniversary of Victory of Islamic Revolution.

So far, no one has been imprisoned in Iran for being a Baha’i, unless they were part of the espionage, anti-revolutionary and secret organizations …

 

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Many Prisoners Will Be Released on Occasion of Anniversary of Victory of Islamic Revolution

… Denial of Rumours of Baha’i Imprisonment

Also, regarding the rumours about the imprisonment of Baha’is in Iran and comments from the foreign radio [stations] in this regard, he stated: “So far, no one has been imprisoned in Iran for being a Baha’i, unless they were participants in espionage, anti-revolutionary organizations, and secret organizations …