[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:] Kayhan

[Date:] Saturday, 18 Mordad 1359 [9 August 1980] 27 Ramadan 1400

[Issue No:] 11064

[Page:] 8


450 Government Employees Purged in Nine Provinces


Four hundred and forty-nine employees who were performing inefficiently and were affiliated with the previous regime have been dismissed from government offices in various provinces. During the past few days, a number of government employees have been purged from eight provinces.


…Ferdous Rashidpour, son [/daughter] of Khodadad, has been dismissed permanently from government employment. Tayyaba Beqaee, son of Mohammad has been dismissed permanently from government employment because of his being a Baha’i.


…48 purged in Hormozgan Department of Education

Bandar Abbas, Kayhan Newspaper Reporter


The Department of Education of the coastal province announced that following the previous purge, another 48 individuals have been purged. These individuals consist of the following:

12 Baha’is, 5 members of SAVAK[1], 5 members of the Rastakhiz Party[2] of the People of Iran, 23 individuals [who adhere] to non-Islamic beliefs, one person accused of immorality.




[1] [Acronym: “National Intelligence and Information Agency”, The intelligence Agency in the Pahlavi regime]

[2] [The Rastakhiz Party of the People of Iran or simply Rastakhiz Party, founded by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was Iran’s single legal political party from 1975 until the Iranian Revolution in 1979.]