[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]

 

[Newspaper:] Asiaye Democrat

[Date:] 21 Ordibehesht 1334 [12 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 153

 

The Price of Land Has Noticeably Declined These Days

Because of Mr. Falsafi’s recent speeches and his severe attacks on Baha’is, who in recent years have controlled the market of lands in Tehran, and have thus made millions, the prices of land have suddenly fallen drastically, and the market has virtually come to a standstill.

According to the precise information obtained, in the land transactions and creation of false value, the members of Baha’i sect were involved more than others. Now most of the land surrounding Tehran is owned by leaders of Baha’i sect.