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Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone

Telegraph: Abadeh to [Tehran]

Number: 57

Original Date: 8 Khordad [29 May]

Date Received: 9 Khordad [1323] [30 May 1944]


C/O Mr. Sardar Fakher, Respected Representative of the Parliament

The Speaker of the National Consultative Assembly

Copy to: His Excellency the Prime Minister

Copy to: The Ministry of the Interior

Copy to: The Ministry of War and National Defence

Copy to: The Prosecutor of Criminal Court

Copy to: The Military Prosecutor

Copy to: Major General Jahanbani, beloved Commander of South Forces

Office of the Governor General of Shiraz Province

Copy to: The Headquarters of the South Forces

Copy to: Mr. Shirazi

The Military Commander of Abadeh, Colonel Amanpour, with no legal permission, arrested me on Sunday, 21 Ordibehesht [11 May] at 9:00 p.m., and without any further investigation, imprisoned me in solitary confinement. After [I had] endured six days of harsh confinement, he interrogated and released me on bail. His action is against Article 5 of the Martial Law and Article 164 of the Army Procedure Code.

Since his action was insulting, I would like to appeal for legal redress, in order to restore my reputation. I hope this punishment serves as a lesson and stops him from taking arbitrary actions within a democratic government.

Mohammad Ali Masoudi


[Handwritten note:] Write to the Ministry of War and National Defence to investigate the matter and report back. 10 Khordad [1323] [31 May 1944]