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The Difficult Task of Monitoring Constitutional Compliance[1]

Section 7, Minorities

[Page:] 599, 600


In the Name of God

Number 77-7089

Date 17 Shahrivar 1377 [8 September 1998]


Hojjatol-Islam Dr. Rouhani

Esteemed Secretary of the Supreme Council for National Security


Letter number 77-156, dated 14 Shahrivar 1377 [5 September 1998], written by the Committee for Investigation and Oversight of Enforcement of the Constitution, regarding issues related to the social rights of official and unofficial religious minorities, particularly the perverse Baha’i sect, a copy of which is attached, was presented to the esteemed president.  He has written as follows:


“Dr. Rouhani

In view of the importance of this issue and the need to find a fundamental resolution for it, it is necessary that it be expeditiously investigated at the Secretariat, with the presence of Mr. Shoushtari and Mr. Mehrpour and representatives of the judiciary and the Ministries of Intelligence and the Interior and a few experts familiar with this problem, and the results be reported either to me or to the Supreme Council for National Security.  I await your action.”


Seyyed Mohammd-Ali Abtahi

Signed by Mohammad-Reza Tabesh



  • Hojjatol-Islam Mousavi-Lari

Esteemed Minister of the Interior, with copy attached

  • Hojjatol-Islam Dorri-Najafabadi

Esteemed Minister of Intelligence, with copy attached

  • Hojjatol-Islam Shoushtari

Esteemed Minister of Justice, with copy attached

  • Dr. Mehrpour

[Legal Counsel] of President and Head of Investigation and Oversight of Enforcement of the Constitution




[1] From a book: The Difficult Task of Monitoring Constitutional Compliance- Vazifeh Doshvar-e Nezarat bar Ejraeh Ghanoon-e Asasee 1376 – 1384 (1997-2006). Dr. Hosein Mehrpour, Tehran, Saales Publication, 1384 (2005)