[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:] 21 Farvardin 1393 [10 April 2014]

 

First Deputy of the Judiciary:

Baha’is Were Tried for Espionage

We consider the Baha’is to be British-made, and if any of the Baha’is has been tried, he has been accused of spying for the usurping Zionist regime.

Pointing out that the Baha’is who were tried are accused of spying for the Zionist regime, the first deputy of the judiciary said, “Today, the way to deal with human rights violations is the resistance, and this is the way the people of Lebanon and Syria are going.”

According to the Fars News Agency from Mashhad, this afternoon, on the side-lines of a meeting of the chiefs of staff and provincial directors of the National Property and Deeds Registration Office regarding the trial of the Baha’is, Hojatoleslam Seyyed Ebrahim Raiesi stated, “We consider the Baha’is to be British-made, and if any of the Baha’is has been tried, he has been accused of spying for the usurping Zionist regime.”

Raiesi said, “These people were not tried for being Baha’is, but rather for being spies.”

He added, “the European Union has raised the issue of human rights in Iran, while today the regime of the Islamic Republic is in the position of plaintiff, and the dominant system is in the position of defendant ...”

He added, “We claim human rights, but unfortunately there is no fair international tribunal that is not ruled by a system of domination.”...