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Prosecutor General: Iran provides Bahais with all facilities

Source: Press TV

Iran's Prosecutor General, Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi, has said the Bahai sect in Iran is using the same facilities as other Iranians.

"The Iranian government has provided the Bahai sect in Iran with all the facilities offered to other Iranian citizens," Najafabadi said in an interview with Press TV on Monday.

The top Iranian judiciary official made the remarks in response to Western claims that the Islamic Republic has violated the rights of Bahais in Iran.

Reports from Iran say that the case of the Baha'i group arrested in the spring of 2008 will soon be sent to the revolutionary courts. The individuals who form the committee that was imprisoned are, seated from left, Behrouz Tavakkoli and Saeid Rezaie, and, standing, Fariba Kamalabadi, Vahid Tizfahm, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, and Mahvash Sabet.

According to the Iranian cleric, there is irrefutable evidence that many adherents of the Bahai sect are in close contact with the enemies of the Iranian nation and have strong links to the Zionist regime.

"We have always showed great kindness to the Bahai citizens in Iran. We just oppose such relations," he explained.

"Although members of the Bahai sect have admitted their charges in various cases, the West, especially the United States, claims that Iran has violated their human rights by making attempts to suppress the cult."

"We (as the state) offer a variety of services to the Bahai sect in Iran and respect them as human beings, but not as insiders, spies, or a political grouplet supported by Britain and Israel to cause disturbance in Iran," Najafabadi went on to say.

On Wednesday, Tehran's deputy prosecutor Hassan Haddad announced that seven members of the Bahai sect, who were evolved in espionage activities against Iran, would soon be tried.

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