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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

[Date:] Tuesday 2 Azar 1361 [23 November 1983] - 7 Safar 1403

[Issue No.:] 11731

[Page:] 13

 

The Public Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution of Shiraz & Bandar Abbas:

By Arresting 500 Individuals, a Massive Terrorist Economic Network Was Demolished in Bandar Abbas and Tehran

Hujjatol-Eslam Seyyed Zia Mir Emadi, the magistrate of the Islamic Revolution of Shiraz and Bandar Abbas, described the modus operandi of the economic terrorists.

… In continuation of his statement, Hojjatol-Eslam Mir Emadi said, “We do not arrest people only because they do not accept Islam.  Those individuals who were arrested in connection with Baha’ism are institution members and are connected to international Zionism. Obviously, whoever is in this route, even if he is a Muslim, will be arrested and punished. We have a number of members of the perverse Baha’i sect who, as per their own confessions, are connected to such organizations and actively strive against the Islamic Republic…