[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:] Mizan

[Date:] Thursday, 15 Aban 1359 - 6 November 1980 - 27 Dhu’l-Hijja 1400

[Issue No.:] 48

[Page:] 3

 

Second Session of Saadati’s Trial

… In [our] history we also have many examples. In the days when people were not well informed, how often were the numerous combatants and fighters hanged for the crimes they did not commit or lost their heads.  The closest historical case is the fighters in the beginning of the Constitutional Revolution, where we witnessed in Tabriz that they executed them, considering them to be Baha’is, and many rejoiced at such an event. Finally, history has smiled on this adventure. Fortunately, because today is the era of revolution, and as a result of the revolutionary and unstable situation of our society, and our people enjoy the opportunity to [gather] information and knowledge, there is hope that we will not encounter scenes such as that anymore …