[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:] 30 Azar 1360 [21 December 1981]

[Issue No:] 16606

[Page:] 4


Islamic Revolutionary Court Summoned Six Accused of Networking with Zionism and Being Anti-Revolutionary

Kerman -According to Kerman Central News Service, the following notice was published on behalf of the Rafsanjan Office of the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor:

The Rafsanjan Office of the Islamic Republic’s Public Prosecutor notifies the following individuals: Mr. Ahmad Rafiei, son of Ali-Akbar, known as Dr. Rafiei, accused of hiding narcotics, armaments and unauthorized war cartridges, having a relationship with the taghuti [an idol, symbol of tyranny, symbolically referring to the Pahlavi king as a tyrant] regime of Pahlavi, manipulating the foreign export of pistachios, transfer of currency out of the country, and  relationship and collaboration with the anti-revolutionary Zionists and Baha’i agents, [as well as] [Mr.] Abbas Rafiei, son of Ali-Akbar, [Mr.] Isa Taheri, [Mr.] Hosein Rowhani, [Mrs.] Batul Rafiei and [Mrs.] Nosrat Rafiei, children of [Mr.] Ali-Akbar, [who] are accused of having a relationship with anti-revolutionary Baha’i and Zionist agents, having made currency [transfers] out of the country and having anti-revolutionary activities that are under investigation in this Magistrate’s Office. They should present themselves within one month from this date, to the Rafsanjan Office of the Islamic Republic’s Public Prosecutor. Failure to do so [means] they will be dealt with, in their absence, in accordance with religious rules and regulations.