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[Newspaper:] Ettelaat

[Date:] Saturday 19-3-1358 [9 June 1979]

[Number:] 15874

 

The Center of Baha’ism in Rafsanjan Was Seized.

Rafsanjan- Ettelaat journalist

Rafsanjan “Hazireh”[1] which was the community center of the Baha’is in this city was seized yesterday evening by a number of the Warriors of the Islamic Committee of Rafsanjan, under the supervision of Hujjato-l-Islam Shaykh Mohammad Hashemian.

The order for the seizure of the community center of the Baha’is of Rafsanjan was issued by the Public Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution of Kerman – Khairandish, and the order included the building of the “Hazireh” as well as all its furniture and books which were seized by the Warriors of the Islamic Committee of this city.

The Warriors of Islamic Committee of Rafsanjan also searched the houses of two leaders of Baha’ism in Rafsanjan and seized all available Baha’i documents and books.

 

 

 

 

 

[1] [Hazíratu’l-Quds: Baha’i Center]