[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:] Daad

[Date:] 3 Mordad 1325 [25 July 1946]

[Issue No.:] 795

[Page:] 1

 

Severe Insecurity on Roads to Mashhad and the “Armed and Masked-Robbers” Attacks

Besides the killings and lootings in the cities of Birjand and Zahedan, which is considered as a Muslim and Baha’is issue, thieves strip people on the roads.

The information received from Khorasan indicates that there are special insecurities in that area. Some time ago, inside the City of Birjand, a group of people killed several others and looted their houses; they called it the Baha’i and Muslim scuffle.

A few days later, similar acts were repeated in Zahedan, as Muslims and Baha’is clashed, resulting in the looting of some houses and killing of some people.

Some days later, a child was thrown into a toilet killed in the most heinous manner by piercing some organs of the body, the head, and eyes; and it was later discovered that it was a Muslim-Baha’i conflict.

During this incident, they created insecurities on the roads where masked robbers attacked the buses on the roads and stripped the passengers. Nevertheless, we published that story as penned by one of the passengers in the section of “Real Stories”….

... Therefore, due to insecurity, people no longer dare to move around, and the buses are stopped on the way to Shahroud.