[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:] Javan Online

[Date:] 30 Shahrivar 1389 [21 September 2010]

 

Javan Online Exclusive

Creation of an Atmosphere by the Baha’i Sect to Reduce the Sentences of its Leaders

In recent days, Baha’ism has been using tools of propaganda to put pressure on the Judiciary and resorted to widespread blackmail. The VOA and the BBC are also assisting in this regard.

According to Javan Online, in this regard, mischievous news has been published in the media with rumours that the prison sentences of the leaders of the Baha’i sect in Iran have been reduced from 20 years to 10.

Meanwhile, on the third Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in 1387 [2008], the Muslim nation of Iran, during the signing of a petition more than one hundred metres long, demanded from the prosecutor of the time harsh punishment for these leaders of the Zionist regime, but after two years, the Judiciary convicted the seven Baha’i leaders and sentenced each to 20 years in prison. At the same time, the Baha’i sect, along with its masters, is seeking to pressure the Judiciary to reduce the imprisonment of these leaders.

At the same time, we, the Muslim nation, have repeatedly asked all the esteemed authorities of the country, especially the esteemed officials of the Judiciary, to preserve the blood of the martyrs in the court of appeals and consider the severest punishment for these seven Baha’i leaders, whose main crime is spying for foreigners.