[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:] Azadegan-e Shargh

[Date:] 29 Ordibehesht 1334 [20 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 63

 

This letter printed below has been signed by some of the enthusiasts of this newspaper, and has been sent for inclusion in the next edition:

“Now that the Baha’i sect has been declared to be illegal, and this has been approved by the National Consultative Assembly, it is befitting that those in sensitive government positions, who are known to profess to strengthen this sect by presenting picture frames or other objects to the Haziratu'l-Quds  , (such as Mansour Rahmani) be expelled, since their identities are well known to most people and the law enforcement authorities are fully aware of their previous suspicious activities.”

Azadegan-e Shargh – We printed the above letter in order to fulfil our public media duty, which is to reflect people’s thoughts; but at the same time, our view is what we announced in our article, and we believe investigation and identification of such matters are solely within the jurisdiction of the government.