[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

Dated 20/11/1359 [9 February 1981]

 

Prime Minister Mohamad-Ali Rajai

 

Further to telegraph dated 26/10/1359, equitant with 16 January 1981, regarding the notice of the martyrdom of my husband, the late Professor Dr. Manouchehr Hakim that is considered the most shameful and grievous murder of the year.  The murder of this frank, pure, polite, kind and tender physician, who used to treat patients from every walk of life for 40 years and used to treat the poor free of charge and was the source of the greatest therapeutic services for the nation. I beseech you to order to act promptly in order to identify and punish the murderer or murders who caused the affliction, grief and surprise of all the classes [of society].

 

I need to inform you that after this terrible event, while I was mourning and during the time when the authorities were expressing lack knowledge about the murder of my husband, my only house that belonged to me together with my furniture, by the order of the revolutionary persecutor were seized and confiscated.

 

Therefore, I seek your help once again and request to prosecute, arrest and punish the individual or individuals who are responsible for this callous murder and order the eviction from my only house and my properties and my personal car.

 

By the name of the only God and the name of justice, I seek your help and I am assured that you will consider the Islamic justice.

 

Germaine Landoy-Hakim