[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]


[Newspaper:] Jomhouri-e Eslami

[Date:] 23 Mordad 1359 [14 August 1980], 3 Shawwal 1400

[Issue No:] 347

[Page:] 5


Denial and Correction


In the Name of God,


Tehran, in its 335th edition, the Jomhouri-e Eslami Newspaper, Tehran, on page 4, in the column listing purges, had mentioned that Mr. Abdollah Rouhani was dismissed for being a Baha’i.  Although this news report is denied, it should be explained that the dismissal of the aforementioned individual from government service is because of his cooperation with the dissolved agency, SAVAK[1].








[1] [Acronym: “National Intelligence and Information Agency”, the intelligence Agency in Pahlavi regime]