[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone

Telegram

 

[Date:] 27 Bahman 1328 [16 February 1950]

[Number:] 5236

 

Report from Golpaygan

 

Today at 17:00, Hojjatol-Islam Abol-Qasem Mohammadi, the Friday prayer imam of Golpaygan, together with 24 other people, came to the Telegraph Office with the intention of sending some telegrams to the national authorities, and also to the other high-ranking clergy, requesting the prevention of Baha’i propaganda and urging the release of the Kashan prisoners. They intended to undertake Tahasson[1]. They had already informed the honourable governor of their intention by telephone. Within an hour, we met the mentioned group at the Telegraph Office, where they were assured of the favours of the authorities; as a result, they abandoned their Tahasson.

 

Pir-Ghaibi

 

[Handwritten Note 1:] Act according to previous orders. The murderers have to be severely punished. The religion of Islam does not permit committing acts of murder and savagery, and to undertake Tahasson does not help.

[Handwritten Note 2:] It is urgent, 30/11/ [1328] [19 February 1950]

[Handwritten Note 3:] Mr. Etemad, 1/12/ [1328] [20 February 1950]

 

[1] [This was a form of protest, which means to take (refuge in a) sanctuary; it is also used to seek protection]