[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:] Eradeh-e Asia

[Date:] 20 Khordad [1334] [11 June 1955]

[Issue No.:] 117

 

Speaker of Parliament Said Government Must Pass a Bill on This Issue

As our dear readers are aware, further to the confiscation of Baha’i organizations by the military government, a bill to outlaw the Baha’i sect was proposed by Mr. Ahmad Safaie, a member of parliament, which was supported by signatures of 25 members.

Since the official religion in the Constitution of Iran is Twelver Islam, and only the minority religions of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Judaism are allowed to practice their religious rites and no other group is permitted to have religious activities, there is no need to present such a bill to the parliament, especially when the cabinet, following the order of the shah, is making its utmost effort to abolish the Baha’i establishment. 

And the speaker of parliament also said that the government must produce a bill on this issue.