[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

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[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Ministry of the Interior

Governorate of Gorgan

Dated 12 Shahrivar 1323 [3 September 1944]

Number 3516

 

Confidential, Eyes only

 

The Police Department of Gorgan,

 

Referring to your letter number 254/174, dated 8 Shahrivar 1323 [30 August 1944] concerning the receipt of a letter sent on behalf of the (Islamic Committee) against the Baha’is of Gorgan, this is to advise that, in the opinion of the Governorate, this type of letter is submitted by one or two of Gorgan’s militants who are pretending to be clergy, introducing themselves as the Islamic Committee.  With more investigation, it is possible to find their writer and persecute them.  In addition, the Baha’is of Gorgan must be reminded that they should avoid writing letters [to the authorities] and [demonstrating] religious exhibitionism.  About the reinforcement of the law enforcement forces, it was written to the Gendarmerie [police] battalion, [that it must] keep sufficient gendarmes in town, so that they can assist in times of need.

 

Governorate of Gorgan,

Khosravi

 

A copy [of this letter] and a copy of the enclosure to be sent for the perusal of the Second Governorate

The Governorate of Gorgan,

Khosravi