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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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[The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran]

 

Date: 7 Kalimat 103 [16 Mordad 1325] [7 August 1946]

Number: 3213

 

Honourable Ashraf[1], Ghavamol-Saltaneh, Prime Minister,

 

With utmost respect, following our previous submissions, it is again brought to your attention that:

 

For over two years now,  Seyyed Mohiyeddin Fali, a cleric from Fars region, has risen up against the Baha’is of that locality and has been inciting the public to arise against them [the Baha’is], and has continually been fanning the flames of enmity and iniquity.  Time and again, infamous people have attacked the shops, businesses, and homes of the Baha’is and various traders refuse to sell goods to them.  The situation has become truly unbearable to endure, as there is so much aggression and violation of rights of the Baha’is of that area.  Now, a special envoy has come to the Capital to submit petitions [from the Baha’is] against injustice. This Assembly has pleaded for justice over and over again, yet this has not had even the slightest effect on improving the situation; in fact, day by day, the boldness and insolence of the seditious has waxed greater.  God forbid, this will lead to bloody events that are more disastrous than the one in Shahroud and will the blood of many innocent people will be shed. Those who are the prime conspirators in this incitement [in addition to Seyyed Mohiyeddin Fali]are:

 

  • Aziz Azad, Secretary of the Department of Education
  • Mohammad Motamedi, Head of the Postal Department Habib Azad
  • Hosein Bahrami, a resident of the locality

 

Ending this report with utmost respect we kindly plead that you urgently order the relevant authorities to prevent the wrongdoings of the ill-wishers and incitement by Seyyed Mohiyeddin and before any [more] blood is spilled [by the wicked], please stay the hands of the oppressors from committing injustice.

 

With utmost respect,

Secretary of the Assembly, Ali-Akbar Furutan

[Signature]

 

[Stamp: The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran, Year 91 (1934)]

[Handwritten Note 1:] Office, following number… to be sent to the Ministry of Interior [Signature] 17 Mordad 1325 [8 August 1946]

[Handwritten Note 2:] Mr. Javadzadeh

[Handwritten Note 3:] Enclose the previous letters [signed: Javadzadeh] 19 /5/[1325] [10 August 1946]

[Stamp: registered at the Prime Minister’s Office, number: 24543, date: 2 Shahrivar 1325 (24 August 1946)]

 

 

 

[1] [Ashraf means “The Most Noble”, and is the title of Prime Minister Ahmad Ghavam; it was given to him by the Iranian Shah, Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi].