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[Personal information has been redacted.]



Ministry of Post, Telegram and Telephone


Recipient: ----

Year ---- 133[0] [1951/1952]

From: Najafabad to: Tehran

Number: 165

Date: 27 Mehr 1330 [20 October 1951]

Number of words: 99

Original date: 7 Mehr [1330] [30 September 1951]

Descriptions: ----

Mr. Prime Minister,

Copy: Ministry of the Interior

Copy: Ministry of Justice

In Najafabad, one day after the Ashura, a Baha’i was beaten. A complaint was presented to the relevant authorities. Two days later, again two individuals were beaten; again, a complaint was presented. Because the relevant authorities did not investigate the case, as a result, yesterday a mob gathered at the market place and a number of Baha’is were beaten, leading to the murder of my son, which happened at the farm one hour before sunset. After complaining and consequent investigations, the court ordered his burial. Yours truly will refrain from burying the body until a thorough investigation is conducted. I am pleading with you to have this matter urgently investigated.


Hossein Ali Kayvani: The father of the slain

Sisters to the slain: Monavvar Kayvani and Javaher Kayvani


[Stamp:] Department of Telegram of Tehran

[Stamp:] Registered at the General Office of the Ministry of the Interior, number: 49991, date: 28 Mehr 1330] [21 October 1951]

[Handwritten note on top of the page:] Department of Cities [Affairs], 29 Mehr [22 October 1951]