[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM Persian]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

In the Name of God

[Emblem]

Islamic Republic of Iran

Ministry of Education

Head Office of the Education Department, Sistan and Baluchestan Province

 

Number.: 23850/5

Date: 1 Esfand 1360 [20 February 1982]

Enclosure: -----

 

Mrs. Ghodsiyyeh Mozaffarinejad,

With reference to the letter of 9 Bahman 1360 [29 January 1982], please see the attached copy of your own letter, as well as comments by the General Directorate at the bottom, for your information.

Head of Personnel Department of the Province – Soleimani Moghaddam

[Signature]

[Address:] [redacted]

 

[Original copy of Mrs. Mozaffarinejad’s letter and the follow-up comments]

Date: 9 Bahman 1360 [29 January 1982]

Esteemed Executive Director, Department of Education – Province of Sistan and Baluchestan

With respect, [I] wish to bring to your attention that at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, 8 Bahman 1360 [28 January 1982] three young men, presenting themselves as employees of the Department of Education, refusing to give their names, accompanied by the caretaker of the Allama Iqbal Lahore Junior High School, entered the premises of my personal ranch house (situated [redacted]”) without permission. [After] climbing up the walls, [they] insisted that I evacuate my home as soon as possible.

Since this could be a dangerous or suspicious incident, leaving me, a woman living with my two daughters, in an unsafe and precarious situation, I wish to ask you to follow up on this case so that we will not witness [further] such unjust incidents under the Islamic Republic [of Iran].

With best wishes for law and order,

Ghodsiyyeh Mozaffarinejad

[Signature]

 

[Handwritten note on the right margin of the page]

Personnel: Kindly provide the following reply: Firstly these people carried with them the order of the Revolutionary Court and presented it to this Baha’i individual, to which she replied: “If you are evicting me for my Faith, then as a Baha’i I am ready to sacrifice my whole life and my being.”  Secondly, they had received no [response] to their repeated knocks at the ranch entrance. Thirdly, they had initially called and talked with the young fellow who was working in the middle of the courtyard. The house of this Baha’i, who, according to the court order, has no ownership rights, is situated in the corner of the 1,200 m² property, and her claim that they had entered her home is a falsehood.

[Signature]

17 Bahman [6 February 1982]

 

[Handwritten notes at the bottom of the page]

Brother Hoseinpour

For the attention of the General Director

Log Entry to the Secretariat, Department of Education

Number: 2385

Date: 10 Bahman 1360 [30 January 1982]

 

[Handwritten note at the top of the page]

Finance and Administer Assistant

10 Bahman 1360 [30 January 1982]