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[Newspaper:] Kayhan International
[Date:] 4 March 1982
Prosecutor Amlashi clarifies parole and Baha'i issues
Tehran, March 3 (IRNA) – Ayatollah Rabbani Amlashi, the country's Prosecutor General and member of the Higher Judiciary Council during a press conference answered questions posed by the morning paper Jomhuri Islami. The text of the interview was published in the paper on Wednesday, excerpts of which follows: …
On the rumors spread about the alleged execution of Baha'is in Iran, Amlashi said "If the question is whether we are executing Baha'is just for being Baha'is, I can say 'no'. Those Baha'is who respect the law of the land are protected."
This category of protected persons includes those non-Muslims, whose rights are explicitly respected by religious laws. He added that the courts of the revolution which are acting according to the canons of Islam, have certainly nothing to do with them and would not disturb them whatsoever. But, he stressed, any Baha'is who have violated the law, would be considered a counterrevolutionary, promoting corruption on the earth, opposing the Islamic Republic, and subject to arrest and punishment the same way a Muslim would be.
He further continued that those Baha'is who were executed to the best of his knowledge had been spying for the Qods occupying regime and had been promoting corruption on earth.
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