[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
Saturday 12/12/1357 [3 March 1979]
By groups affiliated with the house of His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Shirazi
Important Documents Opposing the Islamic Revolution of the People of Iran Discovered in Mashhad.
A number of religious inhabitants of the city of Mashhad have been approaching the house of the supreme religious authority, His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Shirazi for some time, stating that activities were being carried out against the people’s movement by the Baha’is residing in Mashhad.
Following these approaches and repeated requests, last night at specific time, groups consisting of combatant youth accompanied by clerics affiliated with the house of His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Shirazi identified and searched two huge centres of Baha’ism, situated on the “Jam” and “Salari” streets. Information received [by this newspaper] indicates that the searches of the two above-mentioned locations and 25 other homes unearthed documents that were indicative of their [the Baha’is’] activities against the Revolution of the People of Iran. These two centres will be transformed into Islamic Societies overseen by Khorasan Theological School. Moreover, in the process of discovery of these two places and inspection of the houses, no confrontation whatsoever occurred.