[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:] Tasnim News Agency

[Date:] 16 Khordad 1395 [5 June 2016]

 

Member of Assembly of Experts

Some Seek to Resurrect Baha’ism / The Centre of Baha’ism is in Haifa / These People Must Be Charged

A member of the Council of Experts, stating that the centre of Baha’ism is in Haifa, said, “Today, some people want to revive Baha’ism and have their pictures taken with their leaders. Conviction is not enough for these people, but a crime must be declared and they must go to court.”...

Ayatollah Kaabi, stating that Iran is moving towards progress and civilization, in the region and in the world, added, “Today, Iran has become a country that stands against the arrogance.”

He continued his speech by stating that the centre of Baha’ism is in Haifa, and added, “Twenty-seven years after the demise of the late imam, some people want to revive Baha’ism and have their pictures taken with their leaders.”

The member of the Assembly of Experts, noting that the constituencies and the people stood united against that woman [probably refers to Faezeh Hashemi] and condemned her, said, “The conviction is not enough for that woman, but a crime must be declared, and she must go to court.”