[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:] Kayhan

[Date:] 7 Ordibehsht 1359 [27 April 1980]

[Issue No.:] 10982

 

At the Revolutionary Court:

Farrokhrou Parsa rejected the allegations made against her

Branch 1 of the Central Islamic Revolutionary Court followed up its investigations about the allegations against the former ministers of education, housing and urban development in Hoveyda’s cabinet, Farrokh-Rou Parsa and Homayoun Jaber Ansari.

During the second hearing of the Revolutionary Court, which was held at Evin Prison, Farrokhrou Parsa, accused of a category one offence, defended herself. As part of his defence she said: “I regret that the charges against me are baseless and without solid proof, and this has disturbed me greatly. The accusations made against me have even questioned my religion. I must say that I am a Muslim; I was born a Shiite and will, God willing, die a Shiite. An individual’s religion is a matter of pride, which need not be concealed by anyone.”