[TRANSCRIPT OF ORIGINAL NEWS ARTICLE IN ENGLISH]

 

 

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha'i Faith]

 

[Newspaper:] Ghanaian Times

[Date:] 7 February 1984

 

Iranian embassy explains

The attention of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Accra has been drawn to two news items headlined "Refugees" and "Restriction" which appeared on Page 2 of the "Ghanaian Times" issues of January 24 and January 27, 1984 and would wish to react. …

The U.S. was also reported to have condemned the Government of the Islamic Republic in the second news item used supposedly to buttress the "Refugees" story for alleged "severe persecution" of the Bahai. With the victory of the Islamic Revolution and within the framework of the constitution, persecution is prohibited and religious minorities and non-Muslims are treated with mercy and compassion as Islam dictates.

If any Bahai is arrested in the Islamic Republic of Iran it is not because he happened to be Bahai but because he is an agent or an associate of MOSSAD and the Central Intelligence Agency, or engages in espionage for them. …

J. Hassanzadeh

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Accra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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