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Ministry of the Interior;

Political Bureau and Passport

 

Dated: 14 Farvardin 1323 [3 April 1944]

Number: 1685/8327;

 

Your Honour, Prime Minister,

 

In response to letter number 2273 – dated 24 Esfand 1322 [15 March 1944] -- regarding the gathering of people in Azarshahr with the intent of plundering the homes of Baha’is, we convey:

 

A report from the Office of Governor General in Tabriz indicates that on the fourth of Esfand 1322 [13 March 1944] the people of Azarshahr attacked, looted, and set fire to the homes of several Baha’is. With the intervention of the police and with the assistance of a few gendarmes, their actions were halted and order was restored. The case is being prosecuted in the relevant court.

 

Minister for the Interior

[On behalf of the Minister; signed: Sarvari]

 

 

[Stamped: Received in the Office of the Prime Minister, Number: 648, Date: 15 Farvardin 1323

[4 April 1323].

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