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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Ministry of the Interior,

Political Division

Office: ----

 

Date: 23 Esfand 1321[14 March 1943]

Number: 4120/S/5580

 

Urgent,

 

Honourable Prime Minister

 

The report from Zabol Police indicates that a group of 60 to 70 Baha’is get together three times a week during evenings at the house of the army officer Manavi. Recently, Mohammad-Yousef Hoseini Najafi, who is a propagator of [their Faith] has come to Zabol and is propagating [their faith] in all the meetings. Some of the other army officers also participate in their meetings. According to the investigation carried out by the governorate of Zabol, the purpose of the meetings is propagation [of Baha’ism].

 

Minister of the Interior

[Signature]

 

[Handwritten Note 1:] Please inform His Honour,

[Handwritten Note 2:] Mr. [Samrie], write to the Ministry of War and order that the officers of that Ministry refrain from attending this type of meeting.

[Stamp: Ministry of the Interior, Office of Politics, Number: 5387, Date: 3 Esfand 1321 (22 February 1943)]