[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:] Tabnak Professional News Site

[Date:] 28 Dey 1390 [18 January 2012]

 

Identification of 200 Followers of the Baha’i Sect in Bahar

The correspondent of Jomhouri-e Eslami Newspaper reports from Bahar City (Hamadan) that, so far, 200 followers of Baha’i sect have been identified in this city.

According to the same report, the commander of the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) in the Bahar District said in a meeting, “These are mostly young people of low income and poor families who are sustained and financially supported by the agents of the Zionist regime.”

He pointed out, “Targeting young people and low-income families is one of the goals of the Baha’i sect, and it is necessary to inform the families, especially the youth and teenagers, about the process of this creeping cultural conspiracy.”