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[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:] Kayhan Havaei

[Date:] 7 Mehr 1372 [29 September 1993]

[Issue No.:] 1050

 

News from abroad

Subsidy for Baha’is

…Despite the implementation of the strict refugee rules in Germany since the beginning of July, last week the Constitutional Court of this country approved the political asylum applications of two Baha’is who called themselves Iranian and had entered Germany illegally. While the bald-headed Germans do not hesitate to harass and even murder the foreigners, including the Iranians who reside in Germany, and at the same time, the country’s parliament has made the regulations of the acceptance of asylum seekers harder each day, it appears that the imperialist-fabricated sect of Baha’ism is treated differently from others. And Europe’s bosom is, nonetheless, open to them.

It is interesting that these two Baha’is travelled illegally from Turkey to Greece and then to complete their tour (!) went to Germany. They faced a little unkindness on their arrival in Frankfurt airport, so they complained to the court and the court issued them with resident’s visas as political refugees in Germany, justice serving him who deserves (!) it.