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In the name of God


Provisional Islamic Revolutionary Committee

Number: 1320

Date: 30/01/58 [19 Apr 1979]


Central Committee of the Islamic Republic – Birjand,

Attached, please find the complaint lodged by a few residents of Leferferest [Nawferest] village regarding attacks on their lives and properties (for being Baha’is) at the hands of some opportunists; you are directed to investigate the matter carefully in accordance with Sharia law and [civil] legal means and to ensure that similar occurrences do not happen in the future.

Central Committee of the Islamic Republic


Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi-Kani

[Signature over official stamp]


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And do not harass the people of religious minorities

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The handwritten note is authentic.

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