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[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:] RFI Farsi

[Date:] 21 Azar 1391 [11 December 2012]

 

Tehran Public Prosecutor Announced the Arrest of 28 Members of “Counter-revolutionary Network”

By Bijan Barahmandi

Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, the Revolutionary Public Prosecutor of Tehran

Dolatabadi did not elaborate on the “counter-revolutionary” activities of these individuals, but only acknowledged that in addition to collaborating with counter-revolutionary networks, some of them also collaborated with “Baha’i networks.” He claimed that the arrests were a “severe blow to the counter-revolutionary network.”

Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, Tehran’s revolutionary public prosecutor, announced today that 28 people “linked to anti-revolutionary networks” had been arrested last night with the help of anonymous soldiers of Imam Zaman.

According to the Tehran prosecutor, these people “were concentrated in ten buildings in the capital.”

Dolatabadi did not comment on the “counter-revolutionary" activities of these individuals and only acknowledged that in addition to collaborating with counter-revolutionary networks, some also collaborated with “Baha’i networks.” He claimed that the arrest of these people was a “severe blow to the counter-revolutionary network.”

Dolatabadi explained to reporters that last night’s arrests had nothing to do with last year’s arrests related to the discovery of a number of underground studios for “foreign networks”, as last year’s arrests were made by police, but last night’s activities were organized by the Ministry of Intelligence.

A reporter asked whether last night’s arrests were related to the arrests of a number of members of the World Speakers’ Association, which had been reported in the media.

The Tehran prosecutor said he did not know the connection between the two.

Dolatabadi explained that these individuals had connections with the “Activity Network” and that they were all arrested last night after being monitored in a coordinated action.

The Tehran prosecutor used the opportunity to warn “those who are their office-boys better wake up, because the Tehran prosecutor’s office is monitoring these issues and the cases are now being investigated”. Of course, he did not explain who he meant by “office boys” and what kind of people wanted to be their “office-boys”.