[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:] 15 Azar 1360 [6 December 1981]

[Issue No.:] 11451

[Page:] 14

 

The Attack by the Iranian Representative on the British Representative at the United Nations Human Rights Commission

Central news bureau – Washington: The Iranian representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission took advantage of the allotted time during a recent meeting of the Commission to respond to the allegations and the support of the British representative for Baha'ism in Iran. In his statements, he mentioned that the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran does not prosecute anyone based solely on their beliefs. At the same time, conspirators will not be shielded from the enforcement of justice.

The Iranian representative stated: “At present, only those individuals who want to recapture their lost interests would lend their protection to criminals and terrorists in Iran. It is our duty to enforce the Islamic law, and support of Baha’ism is, in reality, opposition to Islam. All of the other Islamic countries are in agreement on this matter and we ask them to take action against these schemes, as well.”