[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]
[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]
[Personal information has been redacted.]
The contents of the announcement of the honourable Shi’i authority, His Honour Grand Ayatollah Bahaoddin Mahallati of Shiraz, regarding the religious and non-religious minorities:
In the Name of God
This is to announce to the respected inhabitants of [the Province of] Fars, that, although the sad event of the Saadi Town was indeed very regrettable and it has made the Muslims very angry, it is not permitted in this present situation to have a hostile attitude against the lives, properties and honour of the non-Islamic sects, even if they are from the perverse Baha’i sect. Whoever offends their lives and their properties is subject to the wrath of God.
Dated: 24 Azar 1357 [15 December 1978]