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[Emblem]

Prime Minister

 

[Date: 12 Mehr 1323 (4 October 1944)]

[Number: Not recorded]

 

It is submitted:

Your letter, dated 28 Shahrivar 1323 [19 September 1944], was received and the answer is presented herewith: If any citizen, regardless of his being a commoner or a parliamentarian, wishes to protest before the law against the terrible murder by the vulgar mob of one of his relatives, who was baselessly accused of being a Baha’i, and plead for justice and investigation through the relevant authorities, he should not be accused of supporting Baha’ism, especially recognizing the fact that harming and injuring innocent people is not permitted in any religion, before any kind of society or nationality, which calls to mind the savage actions of ancient centuries. For this and similar cases, it is more convenient that the respected clergy sustain uprightness and justice, and respect the reputation and the prestige of Iran and the Iranians, counsel the commoners with helpful advice, and seriously oppose such ferocious actions, in order to keep the general opinion of Iranians before foreigners, who are monitoring every detail of our behaviour.

 

[Handwritten Note 1:] Leave it in active for now. 14 Mehr [6 October 1944]

[Handwritten Note 2:] Was ordered to be filed. 15 Mehr 1323 [7 October 1944]