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In the Name of God


Esteemed President of the East Azerbaijan Bar Association, Dr. Farhoudnia

I, Farahangiz Bakhshi, would like to respectfully inform you that my husband Aminollah Rezaie and I, residents of Tabriz, are deprived of burying our dead due to belonging to the (Baha’i) religious minority. My husband and I, as citizens of Tabriz, request the authorities, regarding our citizenship rights, to either allow us to bury our dead in our own city, or allocate a piece of land (as in other cities) to perform the burial.


With appreciation,

Farahangiz Bakhshi [Signature]

Aminollah Rezaie [Signature]

31 Mordad 1395 [21 August 2016]