[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] 19 Khordad 1358 [9 June 1979]

[Issue No:] 10727


Site used for Propagation against Islam and Centre of Anti-Revolutionary Activities Confiscated


Rafsanjan – Kayhan Report – yesterday afternoon, in the presence of Hojjatol-Islam Haj Sheykh Muhammad Hashemian, who is the Commander of [the Islamic] Revolutionary Guard’s Headquarters in Rafsanjan and Public Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution, as well as a number of [Islamic] Revolutionary Guards and Merchants from the Bazaar, occupied and searched the Hasireh al-Quds [Haziratu’l-Quds[1]] which is a “Gathering place of the Baha’is” in Amir Kabir Avenue and which is [in reality] a location for Anti-Islam and Anti-Revolution groups to meet in..  Office items such as desks, chairs, photo albums, documents and certificates, as well as a number books related to the sect of Baha’ism that were found there and in some other sites connected to this centre [Baha’i Centre] were impounded and delivered to District Court and the building was confiscated for the benefit of Mostazafin [the poor].






[1] [A Baha’i term for Baha’i Centre]