[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

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City Telegram- Baharestan Palace

 

To His Highness Ayatollah Mahdavi-Kani, esteemed head of all committees in Iran

 

Respectfully, pursuant to previous letters regarding the illegal assaults on the Baha’i holy sites in Tehran and Shiraz and other places in Iran, recently, an individual by the name of Engineer Alavizadeh, holding the position of representative of the Mostazafan Foundation in Shiraz, after unlawfully taking the movable objects and furniture at the House of the Báb, has placed the Baha’is of that region under pressure and has asked for the holy clothes of His Highness the Báb, which do not have the least relationship to the Mostazafan Foundation.  Given that violations of all that is holy to this religion have reached an unbearable point, we beseech Your Highness to issue the required orders to bring an end to these illegal assaults upon this community.

 

With expressions of respect

 

Dr. Hosein Naji

Manouher Ghaem-Maghami

 

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