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[Telegram]

 

[Date:] 5 July 1993

[Time:] 16:20

[Destination:] AYATOLLAH  ALI  KHAMENEI

LEADER OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION

TEHRAN

IRAN

 

EXCELLENCY:

WE WERE APPALLED TO LEARN TODAY OF GRAVES BEING DESTROYED IN BAHA'I CEMETERY OF TEHERAN. WE UNDERSTAND BODIES BEING EXHUMED AND REMOVED MOST DISRESPECTFULLY TO PLACE UNKNOWN TO BAHA 'IS. WE EXPRESS INTENSE INDIGNATION THAT FINAL RESTING-PLACES OF OUR CO-RELIGIONISTS IN TEHERAN SUBJECTED TO SUCH DISGRACEFUL TREATMENT. ON BEHALF OF SWISS BAHA'I COMMUNITY, WE CALL UPON YOU TO INTERVENE URGENTLY TO BRING ABOUT AN IMMEDIATE STOP TO CONSTRUCTION OF KHAVARAN CULTURAL CENTRE ON SITE OF BAHA’I CEMETERY AND A HALT TO DESECRATION OF BAHA'I GRAVES THERE.

 

NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA’IS OF SWITZERLAND

 

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Same cable sent to:

President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri

Mohammad Yazdi

 

 

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