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Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Oil


Date: 25 Bahman 1361 [14 February 1983]

Number 2-9/ABH



In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Verdict number: 172, Date: 25 Bahman 1361 [14 February 1983]

Administrative authority: Provisional Council for Restructuring Human Resources, Abadan, No. 9

Type of Charge: Membership in the perverse Baha’i sect

Procedural Synopsis: Charge against: Mr. Ghorban-Ali, Surname:  Astar, son of: Najafi,

Born in: [redacted] Birth certificate number: [redacted], Issued in: [redacted], Organizational post: Head of Branch [illegible] and electical, Years of service: 35 years, Location of work: Office of Services, Employee number: [redacted], Education: Grade 8, Married, is under review.

In its session dated 25 Bahman 1361 [14 February 1983], the Council is reviewing the file records and issuing a decision as follows:

Verdict issued in absentia.


Decision of the Council

Considering the file records ---x---, as well as other circumstantial evidence, the allegation against the accused is proven and established before the Council. For the charge of:

  1. Membership in the perverse Baha’i sect, subject of paragraph 8, Article 29

of the Human Resources Restructuring Act for Ministries, Government Organizations and Related Institutions, ratified 5 Mehr 1360 [27 September 1921], and paragraph 11 of Article 20 of the said Act, [the accused] is hereby permanently dismissed from public service.  This decision can be appealed within 15 days from the date of issuance to the accused (be it a real person or a legal entity) at the Appeal Board.


Provisional Council: Abadan, No. 9

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29 Bahman 1361 [18 February 1983]