[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:] 30/2/1334-[21 May 1955]

[Issue No:] 114

 

The future of the Baha’i employees will be known soon.

 

It has been heard that those Baha’is who are employed in [government] offices will be dismissed; first, those who are in contact with the public such as employees of Municipalities, Police Forces, Statistics and Educational Institutions, if they are influential and [seek to] propagate [their Faith] and then this will be followed by the dismissal of employees from other Ministries within 6 months. If they renounce their religion, show repentance, and give pledges, they will again be employed in their government positions, provided they become sincere members of the religion of Islam in the presence of a religious authority.