[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:] Shora

[Date:] 25 Ordibehesht 1334 [16 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 55

 

Haziratu’l-Quds in Kermanshah Was Peacefully Occupied

Kermanshah - Following the effects of Mr. Falsafi’s speech and the incidents in the centre [of the country], the national and religious sentiments of the zealous residents of Kermanshah were strongly provoked.  The police force suspected that there might be risks of attack and rebellion against the Baha’i sect. Therefore, in order to pacify and calm the feelings of the religious, zealous and courageous people of this city, the security commission found it wise that the place or assembly of the Haziratu’l-Quds of the Baha’is be watched by the police force and gendarmerie. For this reason, authorities of the police force and the gendarmerie occupied Kermanshah’s Hazirat’ul-Quds and placed the Baha’is under strong and strict control. This national and religious action, which was taken in order to control the Baha’is—a group of traitors and treacherous [people], who do not believe in any religion—resulted in the complete satisfaction of the residents of Kermanshah. Now the residents are, calmly and busily preparing [writing] a long scroll for sending to His Excellency the King, the National Consultative Assembly and Mr. Falsafi, and a telegram has also been sent to the authorities.

 

Now the City of Kermanshah is calm and peaceful and the police force has kept all the Baha’is under its supervision.