[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]

 

[Adapted from website:] Raja News

[Date:] 11 Azar 1397 [2 December 2018]

 

Why Montazeri [Supported] the Monafeghin

Last week, during a debate at the Office for the Study and Compilation of Iranian History, Mr. Mojtaba Lotfi (Ayatollah Montazeri’s official) sought to give a human aspect to Ayatollah Montazeri’s assistance to the families of Monafeghin and Baha’is imprisoned for spying for the Israeli regime.

This is the first time that such a connection has been officially acknowledged in a public forum: “Ghatreh website – Ayatollah Montazeri’s follower, in a public meeting, mentioned that Ayatollah Montazeri had helped the Mojahedin Khalgh, and even the Baha’is, which was never mentioned before by Ayatollah Montazeri’s acolytes.”

...In this regard, the reminder of this point will not be without merit.

Just as the Mojahedin-e-Khalgh have been in the service of foreigners for decades (from Saddam to Zionism), Baha’i organizational elements in the Pahlavi era were among the most trusted agents of the Israeli regime in Iran. For this reason, after the independence of the Iranian nation from foreign domination, these organizational elements have always helped the anti-Iranian plans of the Zionists and some of them have been identified and arrested....

The question arises here as to whether Ayatollah Montazeri’s entry into the field of supporting the families of elements who [work] in the path of securing the interests of the Islamic Republic’s enemies can be considered humane. It is undeniable that the Mojahedin-e-Khalgh provides financial support to the families of its arrested members through covert networks, in order to inspire their arrested members, or that Israel, in various ways, supports the arrested Baha’i elements with whom it is organizationally affiliated.

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Source: Sobh-e No