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Ministry of the Interior

General Governorate of 7th Province

Governorate of Abadeh

 

[Number:] 49

[Date:] 8 Khordad 1334 [30 May 1955]

Enclosure: Yes

 

Confidential – Eyes Only

Very Urgent

 

General Governorate of 7th Province

 

With utmost respect, hereby,[we inform you that]in relation to the telephone report of 8:00 p.m of [Sunday] 7 Khordad 1334 [29 May 1955], preceded by  coded telegram 41/M of 6 Khordad 1334 [28 May 1955] and followed by report number 1489 of 8 Khordad 1334 [30 May 1955]from the Gendarmerie Battalion of Abadeh, it was mentioned that at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday 7 Khordad 1334 [29 May 1955]the Muslims of Koushkak revolted and in spite of the presence of 10 soldiers, one officer and 4 armed gendarmes who shot into the air, they were not successful in arresting the people who had managed to set fire to three empty clay houses belonging to the Baha’is.

 

Immediately Major Moubed, the Head of the Gendarmerie Battalion, together with a number of gendarmes went to the place, but unfortunately, due to the large crowd, were not able to penetrate to the centre of the scene. In the meantime gendarme Shirkhan Rusta who had been in the fort, was sieged by the Soghadis who had come from 9 kilometres away to help the Muslims of Koushkak. In order to free himself, he fired his gun, and the bullets hit the arms of two Soghadis and they were injured. The injuries were superficial and the two wounded were immediately carried to the hospital. After this incident, all the Soghadis and many from the surrounding villages attacked and besieged us all with wood clubs and machete. Due to the large crowd no arrests could be made. Finally by much effort and advice, which took up to 22 hours, the crowd was relatively calmed and they returned to Abadeh. Immediately the same night, the commander of the Battalion called the Regiment of Shiraz, gave his report by telephone and requested some soldiers be dispatched [for providing assistance]. Now it is 9 am on the 8 of Khordad 1334 [30 May 1955] and, as it was reported to you by telephone, the situation is peaceful and back to the normal. The relevant authorities are in full control. For your information, the report number 1489 of 8 Khordad 1334 [30 May 1955] by Gendarmerie Battalion of Abadeh is enclosed.

 

Governor of the City of Abadeh,

Eftekhari

49 8/3/1334 [30 May 1955]

 

We hereby present a copy together with the duplicate of the report number 1489 of 8 Khordad 1334 [30 May 1955], Head of the Gendarmerie of Abadeh for the information of the Ministry of the Interior, Department of Statistics and Information, following the submission number 21 of 2 Khordad 1334 [24 May 1955].

 

Governor of the city of Abadeh,

Eftekhari [Signature]

 

[Handwritten note1:] 703/MN 12 Khordad 1334 [3 June 1955]

[Stamp:] Registered in the confidential book of the Ministry of the Interior, number 2188, date: 12 Khordad 1334] [3 June 1955]

[Handwritten note 3:] Law Enforcement

[Handwritten note 4:] The background [information] is enclosed [16 Khordad 1334] [7 June 1955]