[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:] Post-e Tehran

[Date:] 21 Ordibehesht 1334 [12 May 1955]

[Issue No.:] 590

 

The Occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds of Borujerd

Borujerd - Today at 12:00 noon, the Hazirtau’l-Quds of the Baha’is was discovered, and with utmost calm was occupied by the police. During the interrogations of the caretaker, some books, some pictures of the Baha’is of Ashgabat and Shoghi Effendi, and some papers pertaining to the Baha’i Youth Committee were discovered.

This building, which, until some months ago, was an abandoned piece of land located at the end of Soozani Street at the edge of the town, has now been converted to a garden; some rooms and a large gathering hall have been built on it. All the Baha’is of Borujerd, whose names are now with the police, are around 80 individuals, where the majority are pioneers and newcomers and there are also some government employees amongst them.

The leader of this community is someone by the name of Asadollah Mohajer, whose whereabouts is not known since the occupation of the Haziratu’l-Quds of Tehran [!?], though he owns an electrical shop and sells radios. The inhabitants of Borujerd are very happy because of the discovery of the meeting place of the perverse sect, and are quite appreciative to the police for having performed this action with such calmness. At this stage, the place is being protected on behalf of the police to prevent any damage to the building or any harm to its dwellers.