[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Jomhouri-e Eslami

[Date:] Sunday, 15 Azar 1371 [6 December 1992] 11 Jumada al-Awwal 1413

[Issue:] 3916

[Page:] 3

 

The United Nations Human Rights Commission Condemned the Islamic Republic of Iran for Executing Traffickers and Controlling Baha’i Espionage Activities

In the Western resolution against the Islamic Republic of Iran, concern has been expressed about the prevention of espionage activities by elements affiliated with the Baha’i political sect …

The United Kingdom submitted this resolution to the committee on behalf of the Western countries, and a vast majority of Western governments and the United States allies voted in favour of the resolution.

The resolution …was approved by Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday night…

The resolution … expresses concern over the prevention of espionage activities by elements affiliated with the perverse Baha’i sect in Iran. This political sect has always been supported by Zionism and Western imperialism…

The full text of the Western resolution against the Islamic Republic of Iran is as follows:

[The UN Report,] based on the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and by emphasizing the commitment of the governments …. and referring to Resolution 67 of the 1992 [UN] Commission on Human Rights, and regretting the severance of cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the special rapporteur (Mr. Galindo Pohl)… and according to the request of the special rapporteur for the continuation of monitoring the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and based on Resolution 15 of 1992 of the Sub-committee on Prevention of Violence against Minorities, condemns the human rights violations in Iran.

[It]

  1. Appreciates the preliminary report of the special rapporteur of the Human Rights Commission and the valuable considerations it has provided;
  2. Expresses its deep concern over the reports of the continuation of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran;
  3. Expresses concern about the cases presented by the special rapporteur; in particular, on the statistics of executions, implementing torture, the Iranian judicial system, misapplication of the law, ill-treatment of Baha’is and restrictions on freedom of expression, thought, belief and the press...;
  4. Regrets Iran’s refusal to issue a permit for the return of Galindo Pohl to Iran, and its failure to respond in a timely manner to the issues raised by him ... for inclusion in the preliminary report;
  5. Regrets the Iranian government’s inattention to many recommendations of the special rapporteur;
  6. Calls on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to ... seek to respond to the issues raised ... about the Iranian judicial system and the proper implementation of laws;
  7. It also calls on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to guarantee the rights of all its citizens, including the religious groups enshrined in these treaties;
  8. Approves the views of the special rapporteur on the need for the continuation of monitoring the human rights situation in Iran;
  9. Urges the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate with the UN special rapporteur. ...
  10. Decides to continue the examination of the human rights situation in Iran at the 48th session of the UN General Assembly. ...