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Ministry of Interior

 Mazandaran Governorate General

Governorate of the City of Sari

 

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Islamic Republic of Iran

 

Case Number: [Illegible] /25/10/700

Date: 6 Mehr 1399 [27 September 2020]

Enclosure: -----

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Highly confidential - Immediate

 

Esteemed Head of the Intelligence Department of the City of Sari

Esteemed Commander of the Basij Resistance [Force] in Sari

Esteemed Commander of the Sari Police Force

Esteemed Commander of the Mazandaran Police Force

Esteemed Head of the Industry, Mining and Trade Department of the City of Sari

Esteemed Management of the Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Department of the City of Sari

Esteemed Management of the Education Department in Sari District 1

Esteemed Management of the Education Department in Sari District 2

Distinguished heads of all universities and higher education institutions located in the centre of the province

 

Greetings,

Respectfully, the minutes of the Commission on Ethnicities, Sects and Religions in the City of Sari, dated 31 Shahrivar 1399 [21 September 2020], are enclosed for required action as the case may be and reporting back the outcome.

Abbas-Ali Rezaie Governor of Sari

[Signed: On behalf of]

 

[Number illegible]

10 Mehr 1399 [1 October 2020]

 

 

Ministry of Interior

Mazandaran Governorate General

Governorate of the City of Sari

 

Meeting of the Commission on Ethnicities, Sects and Religions in the City of Sari

Date of meeting: 31 Shahrivar 1399 [21 September 2020]

Start Time: 9:15 a.m.

End Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location of meeting: The governorate of the City of Sari

 

Number of members present: 19

Number of absentees: [Illegible]

 

Agenda: reviewing the latest status of the Dervishes and the subversive Baha’i sect

Topics discussed in the meeting (reports, highlights, guidelines, letters)

The said meeting was held with esteemed members present and chaired by Mr. Babaie, the Deputy Governor for Political, Security and Social Affairs and began with the recitation of some verses from the sacred Quran at the governorate.

At this meeting, following a review of the agenda by Mr. Lotfi, the honourable Head of the Political, Security and Social Affairs Department, and after a presentation of the statistical report and issues related to the agenda by the honourable members, the issues were summed up by the honourable chairman. It was decided that the movements of the subversive Baha’i sect and the Dervishes are to be rigorously controlled as well as a detailed plan to be adopted with regard to cultural and educational institutions. In order to make the relevant arrangements and identify the personnel for the required controls and the allocation of responsibilities, the following decisions were made:

 

Text of the resolution:

To control the misguided movements of the subversive Baha’i sect, it was decided:

A- The intelligence, security and law enforcement community should conduct strict controls at the county level by monitoring their operations, the type of services provided to the networks and websites of enemies, private and public meetings, and their other activities.

Responsible for following up and implementation of the decree: The Security and Law Enforcement Community

Duration [illegible] and implementation of the decree: [Illegible]

B- Departments of Education in Districts 1 and 2 of Sari shall increase the level of alertness and awareness among school principals and educators on their handling of Baha’i students in order to win them to Islam. Furthermore, efforts shall be made to identify Baha’i students.

Responsible for following up and implementation of the decree: Education Departments in Sari Districts 1 and 2

Duration [illegible] and implementation of the decree: [Illegible]

C- Based on the type of Baha’i activities in the city, other honourable members shall take deterring and controlling measures in the area of [their] responsibility in coordination with the intelligence and security community.

Duration [illegible] and implementation of the decree: [Illegible]

D- With a view to the ban on Baha’i education at the university level, it was emphasized that all universities located in the centre of the province shall anticipate the opportunities, undertake the necessary surveillance, and take the necessary measures.

Responsible for following up and implementation of the decree: Universities

Duration [illegible] and implementation of the decree: [Illegible]

E- The Department of Industry, Mines and Commerce shall take the necessary controls over the activities of the Baha’is in the Bazaar area in coordination with the intelligence police.

Responsible for following up and implementation of the decree: Department of Industry, Mines and Commerce

Duration [illegible] and implementation of the decree: [Illegible]