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In the Name of God

Date: 25 Esfand 1360 [16 March 1982]

Number 60143


When responding please refer to the above number

Bank Mellat

Headquarter: Tehran




Subject:  Introducing employees affiliated with Baha’i sect

Further to letter number Sh/3636, dated 6 Esfand 1360 [25 February 1982] interpolated by the Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Banks. Please order your staff to urgently compile and send to this department a list of employees who are connected with the Baha’i sect who are not prepared to recant from the Baha’i sect and have themselves are admitted to this so that the necessary action can be taken.

Office of Personnel






Number: 3636

Date: 6 Esfand 1360 [25 February 1982]

Article 2 of minutes two hundred and sixty four dated 25 Bahman 1360 [14 February 1982] of the Supreme Council of Banks, is appended for your information and whatever action proves necessary.

Article 2 – As the Secretariat is in receipt of many letters regarding determining the standing of bank employees who are affiliated with the Baha’i sect, the matter has been considered by the Council, and following dialogue and discussion it was decided that those employees whose affiliation with the Baha’i sect is proven, and who themselves admit to this, should be suspended from work and receive no salary pending final decision by the Human Resources Restructuring Board.

Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Banks

Hosein Zaker Hanjani

Tahereh Sabzehvari


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24 Ordibehesht 1361 [14 May 1982]



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Following the discussion with Mr. [illegible], responsible for [illegible],

Allow the mentioned employees to continue with their work until we receive the relevant instructions, Once received we will take action accordingly.


14 Farvardin 1361 [3 April 1982]


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Number 44

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