[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]
Police Force of Kurdistan
Subject: Dismissal of Abdol-Hamid Mirza [Mouzoon]
Confidential and Urgent
Date: 22 Dey 1313 [12 January 1935]
Respected Customs Office of Kurdistan
By order of His Majesty, anyone employed in the government offices who claims and is [also] known to be a Baha’i, must be dismissed from government services [employment]. It is necessary to dismiss Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon, a Baha’i employee in your respected office, and report the result.
The Head of Police Force of Kurdistan, Colonel Vojdani – The Stamp of Police Force of Kurdistan
Date: 23 Dey 1313 [13 January 1935]
A copy of the above is sent for information and action to the honourable [head of the] Office for the Investigation of Trafficking, requesting [you] to inform this office of the outcome of your actions so a response can be sent to the Police Force of Kurdistan.
The Regional Head of the Kurdistan Customs – Asefi
The copy of the correspondence from the honourable Police Force of Kurdistan and the communication from the Kurdistan Customs are hereby sent for information and action to Mr. Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon. Therefore, as of tomorrow, Monday, 24 Dey 1313 [14 January 1935] you are dismissed from the Office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan.
Head of Office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan – Gabriel
The copy of letter [number] 673/205, dated 1 Bahman 1313 [21 January 1935] of Police Force of Kurdistan – confidential and urgent.
Following order [number] 628/164, regarding Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon, you should expel an employee of your respected office—who has acknowledged being a Baha’i, has been attending their meetings and gatherings, and has even taken pictures among the Baha’is—and has previously been notified. Should he decide to give up the Baha’i [religion] and stop attending the [Baha’i] gatherings and meetings, and unlike in the past, avoid revealing [his belief] and behave differently [from the way he did] in the past, it will be possible for him to remain in service as before.
The Head of Police Force of Kurdistan, Colonel [Vojdani]
3 Bahman 1313 [24 January 1935]:
A copy of the above correspondence number 5530 is sent for information and follow-up to the honourable office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan, requesting the outcome of your efforts in this regard.
Regional Head of Kurdistan Customs – Asefi
3 Bahman 1313 [24 January 1935]
Mr. Abdol-Hamid Mirza Mouzoon,
Further to order number 433, dated 23 Azar [Dey] 1313 [13 January 1935], should you decide to give up the Baha’i belief and turn aside from being a Baha’i, stop attending the [Baha’i] gatherings and meetings, and, unlike before, avoid parading your belief, it may be possible to make a suggestion to the regional office that you continue your services.
Head of the Office for the Investigation of Trafficking of Kurdistan – [Signed:] Gabriel 112