[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[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:] Nabard-e Mellat

[Date:] 17 Tir 1334 [9 July 1955]

[Issue No:] 123

 

During the time that Mr. Ebtehaj was the director of the Melli Bank, he ordered that the “Religion” column was to be removed from the employment application and since then no employee has to reveal his religion [as a condition] for employment in the Melli Bank. Therefore this vital institution has become the focal point of activities for the spy group the Baha’is. If Mr. Ebtehaj has no ulterior motive and his own [religious] deviation has not compelled him to commit such a disgraceful act, he should [come forward and] defend himself.