[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:] Atash

[Date:] 20 Tir 1336 [11 July 1957]

[Issue No:] 1887

 

A two cents case

Yesterday, a number of friends were discussing the recent circular of Mr. Prime Minister, who has ordered his inspection office to immediately send [any] complaints from people to relevant ministries and departments, and [stated] that they should acknowledge it within 48 hours, otherwise …

…Why does this office not go after Mr. Ala, who wasted the precious time of two Economic Council sessions by trying to ratify a decree for the tax exemption of the Pepsi Cola [Factory] for Mr. [Sabet Pasal]? This Baha’i man, with extraordinary deception, milks the people to reclaim the building of Haziratu’l- Quds for the Baha’is.

This man interferes so that the Baha’i Sabet Pasal becomes exempted from paying tax and contributes his income to the Baha’is…