[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:] Hazrat-i Zeinab Theological School

[Date:] 9 Ordibehesht 1393 [29 April 2014]

 

Interview With Hojjatol-Islam Hoseini Kouhestani, Head of Yazd Province Propagation Organization and Member of the Provincial Commission of Sects and Religions:

Please express what sects are active in Yazd Province? ...Other sects that are under the banner of Islam in the country and the Province of Yazd are Sufis, the Hojjatieh Society, Baha’ism and some new emerging mysticism....

Baha’ism, which is a 100% heretical sect, also operates in Yazd Province. It numbers fewer than 800 people, who, of course, are required by their own laws to obey the Islamic government, including the fact that they have no right to propagate their beliefs and...

What is the rate of growth and activity of Baha’ism in the province? Does the Judiciary deal with them in this regard?

It is not true to say that Baha’ism is growing in the province; otherwise their population would have been more than that, and they will certainly be dealt with when they have to be dealt with.