Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Promoting tolerance and justice through knowledge and understanding

Surveillance of Iranian Bahá'ís

Mohammad Reza Mavalizadeh
Interior Ministry
August 19, 2006
Official document

[TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN -- Translator's notes appear in square brackets [ ].]

28 Murdad 1385 [19 August 2006]

Islamic Republic of Iran

Number: 70878/43

Ministry of the Interior

In the Name of God

To the honourable political-security deputies of the offices of the Governors' General of the country


Respectfully, we have received reports that some of the elements of the perverse sect of Bahaism are attempting to teach and spread the ideology of Bahaism, under the cover of social and economic activities. In view of the fact that this sect is illegal and that it is exploited by international and Zionist organizations against the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, we therefore ask you to order the relevant offices to cautiously and carefully monitor and manage their [the Baha'is'] social activities. In addition, complete the requested information on the enclosed form and forward it to this office for its use by 15 Shahrivar [6 September 2006].

Siyyid Muhammad-Riza Mavvalizadih [Seyyed Mohammad-Reza Mavvalizadeh]

Director of the Political Office