Iranian government documents

Situation of Iranian Bahá’ís

Situation of Baha’is in Iran

Iranian government documents

Documents, letters, and memoranda from the Iranian government that establish or prove its secret policy of discrimination against Baha’is

Overall Discrimination

  • 29 October 2005 letter from Command Headquarters of the Armed Forces to intelligence agencies, the judiciary and police commanders calling for identification and monitoring of Baha’is.
    Persian original / English translation

Discrimination in Education

  • 2006 letter to 81 Iranian universities from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology instructing them to expel any student who is discovered to be a Baha’i.
    Persian original / English translation
  • 17 March 2007 letter to Payame Noor University from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology concerning the non-enrollment of Baha’i students.
    Persian original / English translation
  • 18 May 2007 letter to Guilan University Director of Academic Affairs saying a Baha’i student is “legally banned” from continuing her education.
    Persian original / English translation

Economic Discrimination

  • 2 May 2006 letter from the Trades, Production, and Technical Services Society of Kermanshah to the Iranian Union of Battery Manufacturers requesting list of Baha’i members.
    Persian original / English translation
  • 9 April 2007 letter to county police forces about “perverse Baha'i sect” prohibiting Baha’is from select businesses and occupations.
    Persian original / English translation
  • 15 March 2009 letter from the Public Places Supervision Office of Kerman Province to Rafsanjan police commanders instructing them to restrict real estate purchases by Baha’is.
    Persian original / English translation
  • 18 February 2010 letter from the Public Places Supervision Office to the head of the Association for Union Affairs, requesting information about Baha’is in Karaj.
    Persian original / English translation

Other Documents

  • September 2007 letter from People of Hezbollah, distributed to 30 Baha’i homes in Vilashahr, denouncing Baha’is as traitors and agents of colonialism.
    Persian original / English translation