[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Newspaper] Khorasan

Sunday 13/12/1357 [4 March 1979]

Number 8591

 

Discovery in Mashhad of Two “Baha’i” Propaganda Centres against the Islamic Movement

 

Two nights ago combatant groups affiliated with the house of His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Shirazi discovered two centres of Baha’ism, which were situated on the “Jam” and “Salari” streets.

 

A group of religious inhabitants of Mashhad have been approaching the house of His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Shirazi for some time, stating that activities were being carried out against the Islamic movement by the Baha’i residing in Mashhad.

 

Following these statements, at a specific time, groups of combatant youth accompanied by some clerics affiliated with the house of Grand Ayatollah Shirazi found the two afore-mentioned centres two nights ago and after inspecting these two places and 25 other homes, obtained documents and important evidence, that was indicative of their [the Baha’is’] activities against the People of Iran’s authentic and religious Revolution.

 

Plans are now in process for transforming these two centres into Islamic Societies overseen by the Khorasan Theological School.

 

It should be noted that in the process of identifying these two places and the other houses, no clashes whatsoever ensued and individuals were in no way insulted.