[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] HRANA Twitter Account

[Date:] 12 Tir 1397 [3 July 2018]

 

While the government institutions, regarding the sealing of the business premises of Baha’i citizens living in Mazandaran, are trying to deny and not take any responsibility, the leak of an administrative document shows that a new wave of confrontation with Baha’is is being organized.

 

Ministry of Interior

Mazandaran Governorate General

Governorate of Sari

 

[Emblem]

Islamic Republic of Iran

“Year of Support for Iranian Goods”

 

Number: 361/M1/8935-25

Date: 12 Khordad 1397 [2 June 2018]

Enclosure: -----

 

Confidential

The Honourable President of Sari Chamber of Commerce

With greetings and respect, a copy of paragraph 6 of the minutes of the Commission on Tribes, Sects and Religions, and the text dated 15 Ordibehesht 1397 [5 May 2018], is attached below for your necessary information and action.

Copy of Paragraph 6: It was decided that the General Directorate of Industry, Mining and Commerce should inquire from the main office of the [Ministry] of Intelligence prior to issuing any licence for trade activity for the applicants of the perverse Baha’i sect. Take action after receiving the answer.

 

Esmail Hasanzadeh

Acting Governor of Sari County

[Signature]

 

Esmail Hasanzadeh

Acting Governor of Sari County

 

[Stamp] Confidential

Copy:

The honourable president of the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Sari, for information; take necessary action in coordination with the public places police of the county and announce the result.

For the information of the security and law enforcement unit

364/M3/8935-10

12 Khordad 1397 [2 June 2018]